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White Rose Educational Endowment

Promoting excellence in the education of clinically-oriented nurses

The White Rose Endowment exists to promote excellence in the education of clinically-oriented nurses by providing healthcare-related scholarships each calendar year, as funds and qualified applicants are available. Each scholarship may not exceed $10,000 per individual.

The White Rose Society was named in honor of Anne Pleasants White, former director of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. This fund began as a way for alumni to give back, preserve the quality of nursing education and continue the tradition of compassion in our hospital-based program. Today the endowment has evolved into a scholarship that supports “Presby” nurses seeking higher education.

In 2012, the estate of Margaret “Jean” Culver ’42 donated over $1 million to the Alumni Association. The bequest has extended the awards to several scholarships a year. In recognition of this gift, the two highest qualified recipients each year will be named as Culver Scholars.

Download and complete the application. Read all requirements carefully. Please include all requested information and signatures.

Applications are accepted between December 1 and March 1of each year. All applications will be held until the White Rose Committee reviews them in May.

Each request will be considered on an individual basis and the applicant will be notified (in writing) by June 1 regarding the Committee's decision

Please note, if you are awarded a scholarship, funds will be paid directly to your academic institution.

Applicant must be:

  • A graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, OR
  • A graduate of the ASN program at Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University, OR
  • A licensed registered nurse actively employed at Novant Health in the Charlotte region with at least three years of service (part-time or full-time) with Novant Health, OR
  • A licensed practical nurse actively employed at Novant Health in the Charlotte region with at least 3 years of service (part-time or full-time) with Novant Health

Applicant must be seeking higher education in the field of healthcare.