Florence L. M. Rolland Nursing Scholarship

Florence L. M. Rolland was born in Whittingem, Scotland in 1903, and lived a life of great service to her family, her community, and those in need.. Mrs. Rolland was a Registered Nurse and dedicated her life to supporting patients, their families, and the employees of hospitals. In her many years as a volunteer at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rolland completed more than 50,000 hours of volunteer service.

Her commitment to providing compassionate care continued even after her death in October of 2005, when funds from her estate were designated for a nursing scholarship for students pursuing study at the University of Saint Francis or Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne. She had shared that it was her wish to help worthy students in their preparation for the career she valued so much.

This is the example we share with you as you begin your educational journey. We look forward to considering your scholarship application.


Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors preparing to enter the School of Nursing at the University of Saint Francis or Indiana University - Purdue University at Fort Wayne with the intent of completing an R.N. program of study.
  • Applicants must reside in Allen, Dekalb, Noble, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, or Adams County.
  • Applicants must show academic ability, as evidenced by a "B" average or better on the high school transcript and exhibit some financial need, as evidenced by the statement of financial challenges.
  • One scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2019, in the amount of $4,000 (payable directly to the University, $2,000 each semester) and is renewable for up to three additional years, provided the student maintains a "B" average or better and is making progress, as defined by university standards, towards completion of the R.N. degree.

Applications are closed at this time.