The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) announced that it has awarded 91 scholarships totaling more than $178,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Three students studying in Hawaii received scholarships, two of whom attend Chaminade University. Congratulations to Chaminade University School of Nursing students, Patricia Henson and Katherine Higa, on their achievements. Henson received the Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship, sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International.  Higa received the Thomas H. Edwards Memorial Endowed Scholarship, sponsored by Thomas H. Edwards Memorial Endowment.

Scholarship recipients and sponsors were recognized during the National Student Nurses’ Association 61st Annual Convention, in April at Charlotte, North Carolina. The Scholarship Selection committee made up of faculty and students had met at FNSNA headquarters in February to review scholarship applications submitted by hundreds of applicants.  Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will soon be available on the NSNA website at

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, in Memory of Frances Tompkins, NSNA’s first executive director (1952-1970), was established in 1974 as a 501(C) (3) charitable foundation. Through its annual scholarship award program, FNSNA has provided over two million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate nursing students. 

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###

HONOLULU—July 19, 2013   MEDIA CONTACT:   Kapono Ryan           Office (808) 735-4797