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The Kramer Way Scholarship

New BSN and MSN Scholarships Available!

The Kramer Way Scholarship offers up to $10,000 per semester for new Bachelor of Science in Nursing students who are eligible to enroll immediately in NURS junior and senior level courses. Made available through the generosity of an anonymous donor, these scholarships are for transfer students and are ideal for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field and want to become a nurse.

MSN scholarships, which are rarely offered at any institution, are also now available through the Kramer Way Scholarship.

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. RN-BSN students are not eligible for the scholarship. 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 seven new BSN students and six new MSN students during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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If you have questions about this scholarship, please email Dr. Crystal Westmoreland (BSN applicants) at cjwestmoreland@okcu.edu or Dr. Vanessa Wright (MSN applicants) at vfwright@okcu.edu.

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.

Criteria

To be considered for the Kramer Way Scholarship:

  1. Applicants must be accepted into the BSN or MSN program.
  2. BSN Applicants must have a minimum of a science GPA of 2.50 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. MSN Applicants must have a minimum of a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  4. Applicants must provide a 500-word written essay demonstrating evidence of the Kramer Way (caring, kindness, and respect) in their lives.
  5. Applicants must provide two references who can support evidence of the Kramer Way in the applicant.
  6. 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.

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 2.5 for the BSN and 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: TBSN Application click here. MSN Application click here.
  2. 500-word essay addressing the following topic: Describe the role the attributes of caring, kindness, and respect has played in your life. Please be specific and give examples.
  3. Submit names and contact information of two references who can support your essay.

Kramer Way Applications along with supporting material must be submitted using the links above by the following deadlines: TBSN Application must be submitted no later than December 1, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. MSN Application must be submitted no later than December 5, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

TBSN applicants will be notified by December 10, 2021 of selection status. MSN applicants will be notified by December 15, 2021.

Annual Cost Breakdown for the Kramer Way Scholarship for BSN Students

Below is a cost breakdown including annual tuition and scholarship amounts. (based on 15 hours each fall/spring semester)

Cumulative Transfer GPA3.0-3.29 GPA3.3-3.59 GPA3.6-4.0 GPA
Tuition$28,094.00$28,094.00$28,094.00
University Fees$4,500.00$4,500.00$4,500.00
Nursing Fees$2,850.00$2,850.00$2,850.00
OKCU Scholarship
- Academic$ (4,000.00)$(5,500.00)$(7,000.00)
- KSN Dept.$ (2,500.00)$(3,500.00)$(4,500.00)
Kramer Way Scholarship$(20,000.00)$(20,000.00)$(20,000.00)
Initial tuition, university, and nursing fee cost (per year)*
$8,944.00$6,444.00$3,944.00

*Note: Does not include the required one-time comprehensive records fee (charged in the first term), books, or any other non-required fees.

Total Cost Breakdown for the Kramer Way Scholarship for MSN Students

Below is a total cost breakdown reflecting program charges of 33 credit hours.

Tuition$19,470
University Fees$5,115
Nursing Fees$3,135
- Kramer Way Scholarship$(15,000.00)
Initial Tuition, university, and nursing fee cost*$12,720

*Note: Does not include the required one-time comprehensive records fee (charged in the first term), parking fee, books, or any other non-required fees.