James Madison University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


The Diane Babral Memorial Nursing Student Scholarship

In the Fall of 2018 and annually thereafter, the School of Nursing will award an endowed scholarship established in memory of Nursing Instructor Diane Babral. This scholarship is awarded to an upcoming senior or senior nursing student who shows promise in Psychiatric Nursing and is interested in either becoming a psychiatric nurse and/or furthering their education in psychiatric nursing.  A Clinical Instructor Reference form is to be completed by a clinical instructor of the student’s choosing. The instructor will rate the applicant on the following criteria, as established by the scholarship: is compassionate, loving, selfless, nonjudgmental to all patients, a team player, proficient in therapeutic communication, willing to go above and beyond to help others, an inspiration to others and has a passion for nursing.  No minimum GPA or financial need documentation is required.

Download Application Form (PDF)

Download Application Form (Word)

Download Clinical Reference Form (PDF)

Download Clinical Reference Form (Word)

Procedure for Nomination 


  1. Complete the application form and return to Ms. Katie Rodriguez in the School of Nursing Administration office no later than March 1. (For the Spring 2018 Application Cycle the Deadline is extended to March 31st)
  2. Complete the application/nomination with concise rationale.
  3. Ask a clinical instructor to complete the clinical instructor reference form.

Criteria

Clinical Instructor Reference Form is required from a clinical instructor rating the applicant on the following attributes: compassionate, loving, selfless, nonjudgmental to all patients, a team player, proficient in therapeutic communication, willing to go above and beyond to help others, an inspiration to others and has a passion for nursing.

Application form is required expressing Psychiatric Nursing and interest in either becoming a psychiatric nurse and/or furthering your education in psychiatric nursing.

Eligibility Criteria

Upcoming Senior or current Senior Nursing Student