Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Donald M. Suggs of The St. Louis American (far left) and Tamitha Walker McKinnis of Deaconess Foundation (far right) with 2017-18 Deaconess Nursing Scholars

The Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship is proudly funded by Deaconess Foundation and is administered through The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis with the assistance of The St. Louis American Foundation.

Deaconess Foundation is a faith-based grant making organization devoted to promoting healthy and hope-filled futures for children growing up in the St. Louis region, especially for those growing up in the grip of poverty.

The St. Louis American is Missouri’s largest, most widely-read weekly newspaper targeted to African Americans. The American publishes 70,000 copies every Thursday, and distributes them, free, at more than 845 locations throughout St. Louis. In 1994, the St. Louis American Foundation was founded to enable the African-American community to increase its access to careers in Business, Sciences, and Humanities. The mission of the St. Louis American Foundation combines a primary interest in promoting educational opportunity with critical support for activities that move individuals towards being self-directed and assuming personal responsibility for pursuing constructive futures.

Deaconess grants are awarded to students working towards degrees in nursing who reside in St. Louis City, or St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair county.This is a renewable grant of up to $10,000 per year. Interested students should go to MyScholarshipCentral.org, follow the instructions to complete the General Application and then submit supplemental applications for BOTH the Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship AND The Scholarship Foundation Interest Free Loan in Scholarship Central by the deadline of April 15. Awards will be announced in June.