UF nursing doctoral students awarded prestigious national scholarships

Two students in the University of Florida College of Nursing’s Ph.D. program have earned national scholarships to help fund their education.

Cassandre Jean-Antoine was selected to receive the National Black Nurses Association’s Lynn Edwards Research Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Linda Burnes-Bolton, past president of the National Black Nurses Association. The $15,000 scholarship is based on scholastic achievement and leadership for those pursuing a Ph.D. in nursing.

New Ph.D. student and recent R.N. to B.S.N. graduate Christina Jones was selected to receive the 2017-2018 Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship. She will receive a $16,500 scholarship and additional funding to cover her expenses for attending AACN’s Faculty Development Conference in Atlanta.

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