Criteria for Application

Dr. Francis (JMU ’82) and Mary Carter Farrell (JMU ’84) established the endowed Farrell Scholarship in 2004 in honor of their parents, Frank and Eva Farrell. Mrs. Eva Farrell, a registered nurse, was widowed at age 42 with seven children. Following graduation as a nurse, she did not practice during 20 years as a homemaker. In 1977 she returned to nursing and practiced for 20 years, becoming a supervisor prior to her retirement from Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Dr. Farrell was impressed that the skills, values, and knowledge base his mother received as a young nursing student allowed her to begin a nursing career at 47 years of age.

Award Criteria:

  • Registered nurse with an Associate Degree who has gained admission to James Madison University RN to BSN program as a full-time student
  • Demonstration of excellence in and commitment to nursing practice
  • Self-reported financial need

Procedure for Nomination:

  1. Madison Scholarships Hub is the application center for all JMU Foundation scholarships at James Madison University. To log in to Madison Scholarships Hub, go to MyMadison and under the Student tab click on the logo for Madison Scholarships Hub. Students must complete the General Application to be considered for the Farrell Scholarship. 
  2. Applications are accepted until April 1st for the following academic year.  

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