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Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Nursing Scholarship Fund The Sister Mary Daniel Ruffing Nursing Scholarship Fund was established at The Pittsburgh Foundation to provide scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students in a professional nursing program.

Average Award: $5,000
Award Type: Single Year. Previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply in consecutive years.
Application Period Opens: 1/17/2024
Application Period Closes: 4/1/2024


  • Attend an undergraduate or graduate Professional Nursing program in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Reside in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Pursue a degree or studies in nursing.
  • Have at least two nursing courses displayed on the transcript.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students. If none are qualified then graduate students will be considered.

How to Apply

  • Complete the essay section of the application.
  • Submit your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). If you have not already received your FSS, you can do so by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit your unofficial transcripts.