Log in

Log in

Spring 2024 INANA DEI Scholarship


To provide individuals from underrepresented groups (racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and/or disabilities) enrolled in an Indiana nurse anesthesia program with financial assistance for their senior year given that they pursue a position of advocacy after graduation.

Award Amount and Timeline for Disbursement:

· Application for Marian student will be open Jan 16-Feb 29, 2024 with recipient selection by March 31st, 2024.

· Application for University of Evansville student will be open Aug 1-Sept 14th of each year, with recipient selection by Oct 31st of that same year.

· One student from each school will be chosen per year.

· Annual award amounts are $3000 (annual award is split evenly over fall, winter, and spring terms - $1000 each disbursement) for 1 senior student at commencement of their last year (May for Marian Student/ December for U of E)

Submission requirements:

· Short bio (1-2 paragraphs) including how/why you qualify for scholarship.

· Resume

· Current school transcript

· Letter of recommendation from Program Director AND one clinical instructor

· Answer to essay question/s (Will differ for U of E student in fall)

1. How have you demonstrated commitment to DEI in your work, community, or school and how will you plan to further that commitment?

2. Tell us about a time when you were unable to be tolerant of another person’s point of view. Describe the situation, the actions you took, and the outcome.

To Submit your Application, please email

Selection Criteria:

· Applicants must be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group (i.e., person of color), identify as LGTBQ+, or a person with a disability

· Have demonstrated professional, volunteer, or civic/community leadership experience and are committed to furthering DEI.

· Be a current member of the association (INANA) and enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program within the state of Indiana.

· Preference will be given to those who were Indiana residents prior to start of program (does not exclude those from other states).

· Preference given to those that desire to live in and work in Indiana after graduation.

· Have completed at least 5 semesters of their program (fall/spring/summer sessions all included).

· Be committed to engage in all scholarship benefits, as appropriate.

· Academic Achievements: Applicants should demonstrate a solid academic record, including grades, test scores, and any relevant academic achievements. This criterion

ensures that scholarship recipients have the potential to excel academically and contribute to their chosen field of study.

· GPA: 3.5 or above in current program

· Community Involvement: Applicants should highlight their involvement in activities, organizations, or initiatives that support and uplift the BIPOC community. This may include leadership roles in student clubs or organizations, community service projects, or advocacy work. By showcasing their active engagement, applicants can demonstrate their commitment to promoting equity and inclusion within their communities.

· Personal Essay Responses: The essay questions provide an opportunity for applicants to reflect on their unique experiences, perspectives, and aspirations related to diversity and inclusion. Strong essay responses will showcase personal insights, critical thinking, and a clear connection to the scholarship's goals of fostering a more inclusive educational environment.

· Recommendations: Applicants should submit letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to their character, resilience, academic abilities, and their commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion. These letters should provide additional insights into the applicant's potential for success and their dedication to making a positive impact within their academic or professional pursuits.

Additional Requirements:

· Award money must be used for tuition, room/board, or fees associated with profession (ie: membership fees, board review courses, etc).

· Must run for a BOD position at the state level within 2 years of graduation (in current state of residence or employment). Winning the election is not required. If open BOD position is not available, then committee position will suffice. Risk of repayment of scholarship if this criterion is not met

Office: (217) 528-3434

100 East Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software