Fieldwork and travel scholarships

Fieldwork and travel scholarships

The Center for Global Health Nursing offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships to help support students’ fieldwork experience in global settings. Students are encouraged to seek out immersive experiences in health care systems and societies both within and outside of the United States. Scholarships may be granted up to $5,000, but vary based on the award and the nature of the applicant’s proposal.

These awards are made possible by the generous support of our donors to the following scholarships:

  • Beverly Anderson Menoher Scholarship
  • Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship
  • Pauline Bruno Memorial Scholarship
  • Hunter Simpson Service Learning Fellowship

Please scroll below for descriptions.

How to Apply

  • To apply, please fill out this application (Download link) and send to Casey Thomson at by 11:59 PST March 1st, 2019

Beverly Anderson Menoher Scholarship

Beverly Anderson Menoher graduated from the University of Washington School of Nursing in 1946. She spent much of her nursing career working at the Lake City Medical and Dental Clinic in Seattle and greatly enjoyed it until she suffered health complications in 1983. This scholarship serves as a recognition of Menoher’s life-long dedication to nursing as well as her desire to support future generations of nurses. This award supports travel expenses for experiences abroad or experiences that extend significantly beyond course requirements.

Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship

The Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship (HCOTW) is available to any student currently enrolled in a UW School of Nursing degree program.  It encourages and assists student to seek experiences of immersion in health care and society in a culture very different from their own, either internationally or in the United States.

Dean Emeritus Sue T. Hegyvary, who taught in Uzbekistan, implemented the Citizens of the World Scholarship as an outgrowth of multiple interests and opportunities within the School. A tile is featured in the Peace Park of Seattle’s sister city, Tashkent, and reads: “citizens of the world.”
This scholarship supports travel expenses for experiences that extend significantly beyond course requirements. Students:

  • formulate a plan for learning with a faculty sponsor
  • establish a relationship with a sponsor at the site
  • arrange their own accommodations
  • cover additional expenses of their one- to three-month stays, and
  • share their experiences upon return

Financial support for the Hegyvary Citizens of the World Scholarship comes entirely from private gifts and is an important source of sustained funding that allows the School to support students’ international engagement and global health endeavors.

Pauline Bruno Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Pauline Bruno. Born in 1922, Pauline Mary Bruno served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1947, reached the rank of First Lieutenant, and later went on to earn her Ph.D. in Nursing.

She led medical-surgical and clinical nursing courses over a 20-year teaching career at the University Of Washington School Of Nursing She was an associate professor of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (now named Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics) at UW and was an associate dean at Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing.

Dr. Bruno assisted in the training of Peace Corps volunteers and contributed to several nursing texts (specializing in gerontology) and numerous articles. She was a consultant for the World Health Organization for Peru in 1967 helping faculty at the University of Lima. She did the same assignment for the WHO in Chile in 1970 and then in Sri Lanka. This scholarship supports students seeking an international experience

R. Hunter Simpson Service Learning Fellowship

The R. Hunter Simpson Global Service Learning Fellowship gives nursing students the opportunity to pursue meaningful service learning and immersion experiences in health care and society in cultures different from their own. While international experiences are a top priority, cross-cultural immersion experiences that address global health disparities for individuals, families, and communities in this country are also eligible.

  • The applicant identifies and proposes an independent service learning and immersion experience, including identifying a faculty sponsor in the UW School of Nursing.
  • With faculty sponsor support, the applicant may pursue either independent study or study abroad credit.
  • The Simpson Global Service Learning Fellowship provides up to $5,000 to be used to pay travel expenses, supplies, and other costs directly associated with the proposed experience.
  • The applicant must be enrolled in the UW School of Nursing while undertaking the proposed experience.

The School of Nursing is grateful to the Simpson family for catalyzing innovative student service learning. This fellowship honors their son, R. Hunter Simpson. As a young teenager, Hunter volunteered many weekends and summers serving meals to the homeless and building homes during the summers in Tijuana, Mexico for the poor.

The fellowship has been in place since 2007 and has provided the opportunity for nursing students to be engaged in meaningful service learning in helping people in other parts of the world.