The Dr. Linda Moore Fall 2018 Scholarship





Who is Dr. Linda Moore?



Dr. Linda Moore is a leader and mentor among nurse


practitioners. She is recognized for the dedication she has to 


the profession and the time she has given to patients, students


and colleagues. She is a Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.


She received her BSN at Duke  University and her EdD from the


University of Virginia. She practiced for many years as a Nurse Practitioner at


the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She is the author of


numerous publications.  She continues to be actively involved in research focused on


Alzheimer's communication. She is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of North


Carolina at Charlotte.  She is a founding member of the Metrolina Coalition of Nurse


Practitioners.  She was recognized in 2008 by the Board of Directors for her many


contributions to MCNP by the announcement of the Fall Scholarship in her honor. 


Purpose 



The purpose of the MCNP scholarships are to honor the legacy of two of our founding members.  The two scholarships were named for Dr. Linda Moore and Jane Link, NP by the 2008 MCNP Board of Directors.  A scholarship recipient will exemplify the core values of MCNP. 


MCNP Core Values


Diversity

Leadership

Mentoring

Professionalism

Service

                                                                                                 

The scholarships offer support to nurse practitioner students who are pursing graduate level education to become a nurse practitioner or returning to nursing school to pursue doctoral studies (either for a DNP or PhD in Nursing).  The Dr. Linda Moore scholarship/Jane Link Scholarships are intended to advance the profession of nurse practitioners by fostering professional development and leadership opportunities in MCNP student members.  Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in selected MCNP organizational activities, if awarded the scholarship. 




Who is Eligible



All nurse practitioner student candidates must meet the following application criteria:



1.  Be enrolled and attending an accredited graduate nurse practitioner program.


2.  Eligible candidates must also be in good standing per program director.


3.  Have a grade point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and completed 50% of course work for degree.


4.  Be an active MCNP member in good standing for one year and have participated in at least one sponsored Community Service Event and one organizational involvement event during the application year.  




Deadlines 


The Dr. Linda Moore Fall Scholarship in an amount to be determined by the MCNP Board of


Directors will be awarded annually each Fall.



--Deadline for all interested applicants is Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1200 EST.


--All applications must be submitted electronically on or before the respective deadlines. 


-- Applications and supporting documentation received after the deadline will not be reviewed by the committee.   



Notification of Award


MCNP Board of Directors shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient of its decision.  The scholarship payment will be made after the next MCNP monthly dinner meeting. All scholarship checks will be made payable to the scholarship recipient. 



**The MCNP Scholarship Fund Committee retains the right to withhold scholarship grants in any year if no candidate is determined to be qualified. 




Application Requirements 



1.  Complete the MCNP Dr. Linda Moore Fall Scholarship application form.


2.  Provide a current copy of unofficial school transcript. 


3.  Include most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV).


4. Provide one letter of recommendation from faculty.  An optional second


    letter from a preceptor, colleague, supervisor etc… may also be submitted if the applicant  


    so chooses. 


5.  Write a 500 words or less essay explaining why you have chosen to become a nurse


    practitioner and how your involvement in the Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


    has/will have an impact on your practice as a nurse practitioner after graduation.


6.  All documents (application, graduate school transcript, CV, and essay) must be complied

 

     by the applicant into one PDF document.  Multiple documents will not be accepted for


     review.  Letters of recommendations must be emailed separately to  


 scholarship@metrolinanp.org .   References forwarded by the student will not be reviewed.



How to Apply


Please submit completed application by Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1200 EST, electronically.  Application is on the  scholarship application page.


Email address for submission:   scholarship@metrolinanp.org