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The Kramer Way Scholarship

MSN Scholarships Available!

The Kramer Way Scholarship is available to new MSN students!

After all federal and state grants have been applied, the Kramer Way Scholarship may be applied to a student's remaining tuition. These awards may be for a maximum of two years per student. No university or school fees, books from the campus bookstore, nor housing scholarships will be covered by the Kramer Way Scholarship. Federal and state grants, outside scholarships, loans, and personal payments can be used to cover the cost of university fees.

The Kramer Way Scholarship will be awarded to three new MSN students for the Fall 2022 semester. A total of $15,000 will be applied to tuition for up to two academic years (or six semesters).

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If you have questions about this scholarship, please email Dr. Vanessa Wright at

What is the Kramer Way?

KSN is committed to creating an atmosphere of caring, kindness, and respect: the core values of the Kramer Way. These attributes are to be present and visible in all interactions at Kramer School of Nursing, whether the interactions are between faculty and staff, faculty and student, and all other individuals within KSN. It is our belief that learning best occurs in such an environment. We expect it of ourselves; we expect it of our students.


To be considered for the Kramer Way Scholarship:

  1. Applicants must be accepted into the MSN online program.
  2. MSN Applicants must have a minimum of a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Applicants must provide a 500-word written essay demonstrating evidence of the Kramer Way (caring, kindness, and respect) in their lives.
  4. Applicants must provide two references who can support evidence of the Kramer Way in the applicant.
  5. Applicants must have completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Include Oklahoma City University's federal code (003166) on the application.
  6. Applicants must reside in Oklahoma and have an Oklahoma RN license.

Students receiving the Kramer Way Scholarship will be required to meet the following expectations:

  1. A letter of thanks written to the Anonymous Foundation C/O Foundation Management, Inc.
  2. Behavior exemplifying the Kramer Way
  3. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the MSN student throughout the program
  4. Employment as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oklahoma for a period of two years following graduation.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must submit:

  1. Kramer Way Scholarship Application:
  2. 500-word essay addressing the following topic: Describe the role the attributes of caring, kindness, and respect have played in your life. Please be specific and give examples.
  3. Submit the names and contact information of two references who can support your essay.

MSN Kramer Way Applications, along with supporting material must be submitted using the link above no later than July 29th, 2022.

Applicants will be notified of award status by August 5th.