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Sigma Foundation for Nursing provides new scholarship for nursing students

INDIANAPOLIS — Sigma is proud to announce a new scholarship available for nursing students made possible through a gift to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. The Helene Fuld Trust Scholarship will be available to students currently enrolled in or admitted to either an Accelerated Second Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at an accredited US school of nursing.

The scholarship, up to US $5,000, will be awarded per academic year, beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications will open in early January 2020 and will close in April 2020.

Thanks to the generous support of the Helene Fuld Trust, Sigma can now offer academic scholarships to help students offset the cost of their nursing education,” says Sigma President Richard Ricciardi. "This new scholarship will change lives, and it directly impacts Sigma’s mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.”

To view the submission requirements and learn more about the Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship, please visit


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The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 100 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 540 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, eSwatini, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at