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Health Sciences Scholarships

Alberta Spiers and Teresa Blaylock Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2063-018)

The Alberta Spiers and Teresa Blaylock Nursing Scholarship was established by Mr. Ralph Blaylock in memory of his wife, Teresa, who was a 1988 graduate of John Tyler's nursing program, and in honor of Alberta Spiers, who was Teresa Blaylock's grandmother and paid for Teresa's education at John Tyler.  This scholarship will assist an incoming student who is pursuing a career in nursing.  The scholarship is to be used for tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • May be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Must be enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Degree for Nursing.

Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6029)

The Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing Scholarship is to be used to assist a student intending to enroll in John Tyler Community College’s nursing program. The scholarship will be used toward the cost of tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Must complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing (CSC).

Chesterfield County Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2084)

The Chesterfield County Scholarships were established to help John Tyler Community College students, who live in Chesterfield County, with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 3.2 GPA.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in the following programs: Police Science (AAS), Early Childhood Development (AAS), Early Childhood Development – Teacher Assistant Specialization (AAS), Transfer Degree (AS, AA), or EMT’s returning for a Nursing (AAS) degree.
  • Must live in Chesterfield County.

CJW Medical Center Endowed Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6001)

The CJW Medical Center Endowed Scholarship is designed to assist a second-year nursing student enrolled at John Tyler Community with the cost of tuition, books, fees, uniforms or supplies.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application
  • Must maintain at least a 2.7 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
  • May be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Must have completed 36 or more credit hours.

CJW/JTCC Partnership Nursing Program at Johnston-Willis Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2082)

The CJW/JTCC Partnership Nursing Program at Johnston Willis established scholarships at John Tyler Community College to assist students interested in pursuing nursing careers with the cost of tuition, books, fees, uniforms and supplies.

There is no limit to the number of years qualified students may apply for the scholarships.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following programs:  Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Agree to work for CJW Hospital for one year for every year of funding.
  • Current CJW Hospital employees must exhaust their tuition reimbursement funds before receiving scholarship funds. The scholarship funds may then be applied to the balance of the costs.

Colonial Heights Voiture 1530 40 & 8 Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2011)

The Colonial Heights Voiture 1530/40 & 8 is the honor society of the American Legionnaires. It is composed of veterans from both World Wars, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. The word "voiture" is a French word meaning "box cars," which were used to transport men and horses to and from the fighting fronts during World War I. Membership in this organization is given in recognition for service to the American Legion and/or its programs.

To ensure that nurses continue to be trained, the Colonial Heights Voiture 1530/40 & 8 has established a scholarship. This scholarship is designed to assist a student enrolled at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.7 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the organization’s annual recognition event in the fall.

David B. May Voiture Locale 53 40 & 8 Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2058)

The Forty and Eight, also known as La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux, is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of U.S. veterans which was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France.  Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veteran's organization in 1960.  Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces.  David B May Voiture Locale 53 in Midlothian Virginia continues the tradition of supporting Nursing programs through the continuous efforts of our members by establishing a scholarship designed to assist a student enrolled in the nursing program at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • May be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Preference will be given to veterans and those who are currently serving in the armed forces.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following programs:  Nursing (AAS), Nursing - Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing - Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).

Deborah Ulmer Health Sciences Scholarship

The Deborah Ulmer Health Sciences Scholarship was established by Health Sciences Faculty at John Tyler Community College, to recognize and honor Deborah Ulmer, RN, PhD (Education), PhD (Nursing), and to assist an incoming student with the costs of tuition, books and fees.

To be eligible for the Deborah Ulmer Health Sciences Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Completion of the scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in a Health Sciences program.
  • If, in any year, no applicants meet all of the above criteria, the student who most closely fits the above criteria will be chosen.

DuPont Polyester Endowed Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6017)

The DuPont Endowed Scholarship is designed to assist a student, pursuing an education at John Tyler Community College, with tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, have graduated from high school with at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • May be enrolled either as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Business Administration (AS), Engineering (AS), General Studies (AS), General Studies – Psychology Specialization (AS), General Studies – Teacher Education Specialization (AS), Information Systems (AS), Accounting (AAS), Architectural Engineering Technology (AAS), Business Management (AAS), Information Technology (AAS), Information Technology – Cisco Network Track (AAS), Information Technology – Computer Applications Track (AAS), Information Technology – Network Support Track (AAS), Information Technology – Program Development Track (AAS), Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS), Mechanical Engineering Technology – Mechatronics Technician Specialization (AAS), Nursing (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

Funeral Services Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2020)

The Funeral Services Scholarship is established to assist a student enrolled in the funeral services program at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Funeral Services (AAS) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

John Randolph Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2083)

The John Randolph Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship is designed to assist a student enrolled in John Tyler Community College’s nursing program with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Nursing (AAS) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

John Randolph Medical Center Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2012)

The John Randolph Medical Center Nursing Scholarship is designed to assist a John Tyler Community College nursing student with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Current John Randolph Medical Center employees should use their tuition reimbursement funds instead of applying for these scholarship funds.

The Laurie Swanson McCants Memorial Endowed Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6003-4005)

The Laurie Swanson McCants Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established by the family of Albert E. McCants, Jr. in memory of their daughter, Laurie Swanson McCants.  The scholarship is designed for a second-year nursing student to be used to cover tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • May be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Must be currently enrolled in the Nursing Program.  Must have completed 30 credit hours toward degree.  Must show evidence of determination to succeed in the field of nursing.

Margaret G. Lewis Endowed Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6033)

Margaret G. Lewis, an alumna of the John Tyler Community College’s nursing program and President of HCA’s Capital Division, has had a 30-year association with the College.  During that time, Ms. Lewis has served in many capacities, most recently as the Foundation’s Chair.  Ms. Lewis was the architect behind the $1.7 million gift of the nursing facility located on the Johnson Willis campus.

The Margaret G. Lewis Scholarship is established to assist students enrolled in a pre-nursing program and is available regardless of national test scores.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students who wish to pursue a career in nursing.  The scholarship will assist a John Tyler Community College student with tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Must complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Preference will be given first to students enrolled in the Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing (CSC) program and then to students enrolled in the Nursing (AAS) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

Maude and M. Dale Kerby Memorial Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2003)

The Maude and M. Dale Kerby Memorial Scholarship is created to assist a student enrolled in the nursing program at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.7 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

Metropolitan Health Foundation, Inc. Endowed Nursing Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6037)

The Metropolitan Health Foundation, Inc. established an endowed scholarship at John Tyler Community College to assist a student enrolled in the nursing program. The scholarship will be used to assist a John Tyler Community College student with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.7 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
  • May be enrolled either as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).

Midlothian Ruritan Club Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2007)


The Midlothian Ruritan Club Scholarship is developed to assist a student enrolled in the nursing program at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.7 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Preference will be given first to residents of Midlothian and then to Chesterfield County.

Morris B. Crowder, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2063-011)

The Morris B. Crowder, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is established to assist a student enrolled in the funeral services program at John Tyler Community College with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
  • May be enrolled either as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Funeral Services (AS), Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Funeral Services (CSC).
  • Must have completed at least 30 credits toward degree.
  • Must reside in John Tyler Community College’s service region.

Preston and Ann Leake Endowed Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 6034-001)

The Preston H. and Ann K. Leake Endowed Scholarship is established to assist students enrolled in the nursing or pre-nursing program and is available regardless of national test scores.  The scholarship is designed to assist a John Tyler Community College student with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

The following criteria must be met:

  • Must complete a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.8 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, have graduated from high school with at least a 2.8 GPA.
  • May be enrolled either as a full or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Preference will be given first to students enrolled in Nursing (AAS) or Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing (CSC) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2065)

For the past 42 years, the Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance (RAMA) Foundation has held a benefit antiques show to raise money for selected non-profit organization in the community. In 2004, for the first time, RAMA has added a nursing scholarship of its own to its list of philanthropic endeavors. The scholarship will be distributed equally among four area nursing programs. The John Tyler Community College Nursing program has been selected as one of the recipients of a scholarship, to be distributed to a John Tyler Community College student toward the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 3.2 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following: Nursing (AAS), Nursing – Traditional RN Track (AAS), Nursing – Hybrid Distance Education Track (AAS).
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Must have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours toward the nursing degree.
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the organization’s annual luncheon in May of the following year.

Richmond Funeral Directors Association Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2071)

The Richmond Funeral Directors Association, Inc. Scholarship is established to assist a John Tyler Community College student, enrolled in the funeral services program, with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Funeral Services (AAS) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.
  • Preference will be given to residents of the Richmond area.

Shirley Moore Keyes Funeral Services Student Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2072)

The Shirley Moore Keyes Funeral Services Student Scholarship was established to honor Ms. Shirley Moore Keyes. Ms. Keyes is the mother of Rhonda Keyes Pleasants, a faculty member in the JTCC funeral services program. This scholarship is designed to assist a John Tyler Community College student, enrolled in the funeral services program, with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • May be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Funeral Services (AAS) program.
  • Must demonstrate some financial need.

Student Nurse Association Annual Scholarship
(Scholarship ID Number 2063)

The Student Nurse Association Annual Scholarship is designed to assist students enrolled in the nursing program at John Tyler Community College with tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Completion of a scholarship application.
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in the nursing program.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at John Tyler Community College.
  • Must be enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Degree for Nursing.
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