Nominate a Nurse for a $1,000 Scholarship

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner to Give Away $50,000 in Scholarships to 50 Nurses in the State of Kansas

Topeka— In honor of National Nurse’s Week and in recognition of all those in Kansas who continue to serve the people of our state by working in the field of nursing, Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner with the support of the Kansas State Board of Nursing will be giving away fifty, $1000 scholarships to Kansas residents with a current nursing license as defined by the Kansas Nurse Practice Act (

“You certainly don’t have to look very far to find someone you know that is serving in the nursing field in Kansas. These are hard-working individuals who spend many hours on their feet caring for people in some of their most trying times, physically and mentally. If you know someone you’d like to thank for the work that they do, now is your opportunity to nominate them for one of these scholarships,” said Treasurer LaTurner.

“Nurses time after time have proven how dedicated and passionate they are about helping others.  They have been heroes on the frontline in providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an excellent way to show them how appreciated they are.  Please nominate a nurse for one of these scholarships, in honor of National Nurse’s Week, as a way to say, “Thank You” for your dedication to the nursing profession!” said Executive Administrator for the Kansas State Board of Nursing Carol Moreland, MSN, RN.

The full contest rules can be found at The scholarship money will be placed into a Kansas LearningQuest 529 account, which can be used to pay off student loans, pay for continuing education at a qualified higher education institution, or may be saved for the future educational costs of a loved one. Nominations will be accepted through midnight May 12, 2020. All completed entries will be considered and winners will be notified by May 19, 2020.

No taxpayer funds are being used to fund these scholarships.

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