Frequently Asked Questions

The information below is specific to the Seton Nurse Scholarship program.

What is the Seton Nurse Scholarship Endowment?
The Seton Nurse Scholarship Endowment was established in 2005 to provide educational support to Seton associates and help Seton recruit and retain nurses. To date, the community has contributed more than $5 million to the endowment. Thanks to this support, 316 scholarships worth $881,000 have been awarded to outstanding Seton nurses over the last eleven years.

Who is eligible to receive the Seton Nurse Scholarship?
Only Seton associates are eligible to receive these scholarships. Full-time and part-time employees must have been hired on or before March 31, 2016, and have had at least one annual performance evaluation. Additionally, to be eligible you must be currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited RN program.

How many scholarships will be awarded this year?
Sixty six scholarships, 22 designated to specific areas of nursing or other requirements and 44 undesignated, of $4,000 each will be awarded this year.

What do the scholarships cover?
The scholarships are intended to cover costs for tuition, fees, books and other school-related expenses.

Who selects the scholarship recipients?
A selection committee is comprised each year of Seton nurses, past scholarship recipients, Seton Nurse Scholarship Endowment donors and other Seton staff.

When will the scholarships be awarded?
If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified in late July by phone and email, and your scholarship funds will be available by early September.

What is the deadline?
Your online application and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by no later than 3 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Does everything have to be submitted online?
Yes. For the Seton Nurse Scholarship program, your application and letters of recommendation must all be submitted online. For all other scholarships, you must submit the application along with your required documents by the deadline. See detailed information about each scholarship under Our Scholarships.

Does my reference have to submit his/her letter of recommendation online?
Yes. All letters of recommendation must be submitted online.

Who may write my letters of recommendation?
One letter of recommendation must be from your current supervisor at Seton. The other may be from a peer, teacher, community member, or other individual who is not a family member.

What exactly are the special designated scholarships for qualified candidates, and how do I know if I qualify and can be considered for one?
We currently have 66 total scholarships to be awarded this year. This includes 44 general scholarships available to all qualified Seton associates from all Seton sites. We also have 22 scholarship funds available that are designated for individuals who are pursuing certain areas of nursing (geriatric, pediatric, oncology, OB/GYN, emergency services, emergency department at Dell Children’s, SMCA NICU, neurosciences and psychiatric), who live in Burnet or Llano County, employees at Dell Children’s Medical Center, Seton Medical Center Hays, employees at Seton Medical Center Williamson, University Medical Center Brackenridge and/or who attend University of Texas at Austin. If you are eligible for one or more of these designated scholarships, please check those for which you would like to be considered. By checking one or more boxes, you verify that you meet the corresponding designation associated with that scholarship. Checking one of the boxes does not eliminate you from consideration for a general Seton Nurse Scholarship.