Sybil H. Shearer Nursing Scholarship

Sybil H. Shearer passed away on January 3rd, 2009. Ms. Shearer’s Last Will and Testament contained a bequest to the Community Foundation for the establishment of a nursing scholarship in her name. The goal of the scholarship is to provide an annual scholarship that will enable a student from Chelan County (with preference for individuals from or living in the Lake Chelan or Manson School Districts) to complete a nursing degree.

Application Opens: January 1st
Application Due Date: June 1st


  1. Current or previous graduate of a Chelan County school OR a current resident of Chelan County, with preference for individuals from or living in the Lake Chelan or Manson School Districts
  2. Accepted to or currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited nursing program in the United States
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA in the year prior to submitting an application
  4. Based primarily on goals in the field of nursing as described in the application essay, as well as evidence of interest in a nursing career demonstrated by volunteerism or previous employment; secondarily based on financial need

Note: This scholarship may be paid over multiple years, depending on the number of remaining years required to complete the nursing degree. Payment of the scholarship beyond the initial award requires an update showing educational progress in the field of nursing and a successful academic year. 



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