Clarke Family Nursing Scholarship

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The Clarke Family Nursing Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Ione Huff Clarke. This fund is a tribute to her life in nursing and in the Gwinnett community. The estate of Elmer and Ione Clark, through their sons James, Gary and David, funds this scholarship.

Recognizing the difficulties many students face when trying to finance their education, the Clarke Family Nursing Scholarship Fund is endowed at Gwinnett Tech and provides scholarships to deserving first and second year nursing students who have distinguished themselves and have demonstrated financial need to help cover their college expenses including tuition, books and program supplies. To date, over 50 Gwinnett Tech students are progressing in their studies thanks to this scholarship award.

Gwinnett Tech students may apply for this scholarship if you:
• Are a U.S. citizen,
• Have been fully accepted into the Nursing degree program, and
• Have minimum 3.0 GPA.

To apply, submit an essay of approximately 300 words (typed and double-spaced) that:
• Explains how the scholarship will benefit you,
• Shares education and career plans, and
• Includes your personal history and motivation for pursuing the field of nursing and/or health-related industry.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Brookshaw in the Foundation Office at or (678) 226-6263.

The Clarke Family
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay of approximately 300 words (typed and double-spaced) on how the scholarship will benefit you financially and your education plans and career goals. You are encouraged to integrate and share your personal history with explanation of pursuit in the field of nursing.
  2. Are you starting your first year of the Nursing Degree Program in the Fall semester? *If you answered “No” to this question, you are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Please review our other scholarship opportunities.*