John and Louise Schira Fellowship

College of Nursing – The John and Louise Schira Fellowship shall be used to provide support to students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, or any successor program, to fund activities associated with the conduct and/or dissemination of the Scholarly Project.

Eligibility Criteria
Distributions from the Fellowship will be used to provide support for the conducting and/or dissemination of the Scholarly DNP Project or to fund a practicum activity to enhance their scholarly DNP project for selected doctoral students who meet the following requirements:
Must be enrolled in the UT Arlington DNP Program;
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident;
Licensed in the State of Texas;
Be in good academic standing with a 3.0 minimum GPA
Must have completed all the didactic course requirements for the DNP degree; and
Must be enrolled in one of the practicum course(s) in which the project will be completed.
Students who have met the above requirements will be given additional preference for the following:
1. Students planning to practice nursing in Texas
2. Students whose projects will address: a) caregiver stress b) care of elders c) individual patient adjustment to illness, cognitive dysfunction/decline d) will continue to practice in the State of Texas.

*Note: All scholarship offer notifications will be sent via your UTA email account ONLY. Please check it frequently. Scholarships are not awarded in the summer. Applications submitted during the Spring are awarded in the Fall and applications submitted in the Fall are awarded in the Spring. After submitting your application, please confirm application was submitted. Only completed applications will be considered. *

The following actions must be completed before scholarship award will be released. Failure to complete these steps will delay scholarship awarding or award may be forfeited:

  • Accept or reject the scholarship offer
  • Complete the post-acceptance questionnaire
  • Submit a thank you letter addressed to the donor

Additional questions or concerns, email

$500.00 to $2000.00
College of Nursing
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently enrolled in the DNP program at UTA? (Fellowship requirement)
  2. Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? (US Citizen/permanent resident is fellowship requirementP
  3. Are you licensed in the state of Texas?
  4. Do you intend to continue your practice in the State of Texas?
  5. Have you currently enrolled in NURS 6620 or NURS 6621? (Fellowship is contingent on enrollment in these courses)
  6. What is your anticipated graduation date?
  7. Title of your DNP Project
  8. To be considered, you must submit TWO one-page typed documents (same upload). First document: Summarize your DNP project (250 words) and how the funding will be used to support the project (250 words). Second document: Describe funding information, amount requested, and exactly how it will be spent (Detailed budget on one page)
  9. Upon funding of submitted request, I agree to: 1. Accept responsibility and complete the DNP project. 2. Expend the funds as described in the funding proposal. 3. Acknowledge the fellowship financial support in all publications, podium, and/or poster presentations of the project.
  10. If you received other financial support for your DNP project, what is the name of the supporting agency?
  11. What was the amount of the other financial support for your DNP project?
  12. Please check the materials comprising this application.
  13. Have you applied for or received financial support for your DNP project?
  14. Please answer the following questions:
    • Please attach a summary of your project (in 150 words or less)
    • Population
    • Site of Project (hospital, community, clinic, school, etc)
    • What outcomes do you plan to measure?
  15. Are you in good academic standing with a 3.0 minimum GPA?
  16. Are you enrolled in one of the practicum courses in which your project will be completed?
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