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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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing students at the junior or senior level. 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 and cover up to 96% of graduate tuition.

RN-BSN students are not eligible for the scholarship. Awards are available for a maximum of two years per student. Preference is given to early applicants.

Kramer Way Scholarship applications for fall 2019 are now closed.

Spring applicants, submit your scholarship application and supplemental materials on or before October 15th.

If you have questions about this scholarship, please email Dr. Linda Cook (BSN applicants) at lcook@okcu.edu or Dr. Liz Diener (MSN applicants) at ejdiener@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. Applicants must have a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA at time of application.
  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).
    • The FAFSA can be accessed starting October 1, and completed online at fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Include Oklahoma City University's federal code (003166) on the application.
    • Oklahoma residents are urged to submit the FAFSA no later than December 1 to ensure maximum eligibility determination for state grants.

Decisions on scholarship recipients will be made by the Deans with input from faculty and program specialists. Preference is given to Oklahoma students.

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 complete the Kramer Way Scholarship Application, including:

  • A 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.
  • Names and contact information of two references who can support your essay.

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 36 credit hours.

Tuition$21,240
University Fees$5,400
Nursing Fees$3,420
- Kramer Way Scholarship$(20,000.00)
Initial Tuition, university, and nursing fee cost (per year)*
$10,060

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

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