The inability of students to pay for their tuition and other fees, hence they could not finish the program. The parents of the students usually have meager incomes and are unable to support their children. Most of them have low paying jobs as blue collar workers. Enabling these poor students to finish a college degree, would mean a better future for the family and the younger sibling's lives would also be improved.
The scholarship will provide financial assistance to poor but deserving students whose main goal is to obtain a bachelor's of nursing diploma, and ultimately become a registered nurse.
Nurses and their expertise are highly needed. Producing two or more nurses who are recipients of this scholarship program, would not only alleviate their economic or present condition but also contribute in the delivery of high quality service to individuals, families, communities and society. The number of people who will be affected may be in the tens, hundreds or thousands, depending on the area where the nurse would choose to work.