Tips for a Successful Application

  1. Start early! It takes time to complete the application and get your letters of recommendation.
  2. It is important that you take the time fill in all the areas of the application correctly. Applications that are missing information or are not complete with all attachments will NOT be accepted.
  3. Put thought and effort into your answers to the brief essay questions on the application. These questions are designed to help members of the selection committee get to know you.
  4. Please take the time to proof read or have someone else proof read your application. The Scholarship Selection Committee often overlooks applications that include bad grammar, misspellings and punctuation mistakes.
  5. Take the time to reflect on the Mission and Values of the Seton Healthcare Family and include those thoughts in your essay responses. Take the time to think about why you would make a good nurse and why you want to further your education.

    Our Mission

    Our mission inspires us to care for and improve the health of those we serve with a special concern for the poor and the vulnerable. We are called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all and believe that all persons by their creation re endowed with dignity. Seton continues the Catholic tradition of service established by our founders: Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton.

    Our Values

    We are called to:

    Dedication - Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

    Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.

    Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship.

    Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership.

    Service to the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for the persons most in need.

    Creativity - Courageous innovation.

  6. When you approach someone to ask them to write you a letter of recommendation, explain what you need, where they can find the form online and the deadline for submission.
  7. When asking for a recommendation, try to speak to your references in person and provide the link to the online letter of recommendation form to them immediately. If you have to use email or voicemail to communicate, be sure to include the website link information and give them a specific deadline of when you need the letter.
  8. It is also helpful to provide copies of your resume or your work history and accomplishments to those you have asked to write your letters. This will make it easier for them to write a strong recommendation.
  9. Follow up with your references by writing a thank you letter or email. Do this immediately after asking them to write a letter for you. In your letter to them, mention some reasons why you need the scholarship and remind them of your accomplishments. This will help them write a stronger recommendation letter.
  10. For those applying to Seton Nurse Scholarship only: The complete application, including your personal information and letters of recommendation must be submitted online. We are unable to accept any applications or supporting materials in any other format. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified that a receipt of registration for the Fall 2017 semester will be required.

Remember: You must submit your application and any supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, by the deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship for which you are applying.