Scholarships that have been set up throughout the country honoring the Tuskegee Army Nurses
In 2011, the daughter of former Tuskegee Airmen nurse, 1LT Louise Lomax, presented a gift to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing to establish a scholarship in her mother’s name. Her mother was a 1942 graduate of the segregated St. Philip Hospital School of Nursing which was under the Medical College of Virginia which is now part of Virginia Commonwealth University. The gift provides ongoing financial support for scholarships for nursing students enrolled in the VCU School of Nursing. Preference is given to (a) a student or students from a population or group that is under represented in the nursing profession, (b) residents of Nottoway County, Virginia, and (c) descendants of the alumnae of St. Philip School of Nursing. VCU School of Nursing’s assistant dean for enrollment and student services, or the individual in charge of student affairs, will select the student or students for this scholarship based on the student’s scholastic merit and financial need, using the scholarship and awards process developed by the School.
Donations can be mailed or entered online. Checks should be made out to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing with Louise Lomax Winters Scholarship Fund in the memo line and mailed to:
Louise Lomax Winters Scholarship Fund
VCU School of Nursing
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3042
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In 2012, The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and The Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) established the Della H. Raney Nursing Scholarship. Della Raney was the first chief nurse assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field where the future Tuskegee Airmen had their advanced training as pilot cadets during World War II. A nursing student must be at least a sophomore enrolled at an accredited BSN degree program to be eligible for the scholarship.