reJOYCE KC Foundation Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to honor all those in the profession of nursing. In addition, recognizing the legacy of Joyce Ann Maurer whose dedication and passion for her patients, family, and advancement in nursing education paved a trailblazing path for others to follow. This fund will assist students pursuing higher education to become an RN, BSN, or NP.

To learn more about Joyce Ann Maurer or to donate to the fund, click here.

Students eligible for this scholarship:

  1. Entering their junior or senior year in college and pursuing a BSN
  2. Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  3. Must complete the application and include their transcript and 2 letters of recommendation

$5,000 per year up to 2 years
Anticipated Total

Anticipated total amount over the full term of this award.


Supplemental Questions
  1. Where did you grow up?
  2. Why did you select your current nursing school?
  3. How are you currently paying for school?
  4. How would those closest to you describe you?
  5. Nursing is a very demanding job that requires tremendous energy, effort, work ethic and long-term commitment. Unfortunately, we have an epidemic of nurses leaving the field prematurely. Joyce Ann Maurer, who the scholarship is honoring, had 10 kids, worked as a full time ER nurse, and went back to school in her 50’s to advance her nursing education. She did not quit! She overcame adversity, stress, challenges and was still able to be an amazing mother and nurse to our community.
    • What adversity have you had to overcome in life? Please be specific and provide details. Who helped? How did it help shape who you are today?
  6. Nursing is the heartbeat of the healthcare system. How or why did you get called to pursue a nursing career and such a prestigious and important segment of healthcare?
  7. Please upload a letter of recommendation (1/2).
  8. Please upload a letter of recommendation (2/2).
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