“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” - Prince
Philippe Forton was a loving and compassionate husband and father. After receiving a heart transplant in 2016, he had many interactions with medical personnel. Philippe passed away in 2022, but having compassionate nurses by his side made a world of difference for him.
The Philippe Forton Scholarship aims to honor Philippe by supporting high school seniors pursuing nursing in post-secondary education.
High school seniors pursuing a degree in nursing may apply.
To apply, please respond to the essay topic below.
Please write about a situation you are personally aware of involving someone treating another person compassionately. Maybe you were the one who gave compassion; perhaps you received compassion; maybe you witnessed compassionate interaction. This could be about, but is not limited to, medical situations. Also, describe how the situation affected you.
The application deadline is Apr 15, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 15, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.