Ray & Tye Noorda Foundation - Family Caregiver Scholarship

A growing, but largely unseen, group of family caregivers is quietly providing the healthcare for many Americans receive. Their unpaid work is valued at $5.1 billion in Utah and often comes at the expense of caregiver’s health and personal goals.
In Utah
• 88% of caregivers manage household tasks
• 85% of caregivers provide transportation to appointments
• 59% of caregivers manage finances
• 59% of caregivers manage medication and 45% perform complex medical tasks
• 25% of caregivers provide 20+ hours of care per week
• 66% of caregivers experience stress trying to balance job and family
College of Nursing leadership understands the extra challenges faced by our students in caregiving relationships. In partnership with the Family Caregiving Collaborative, and supported by a generous donation from the Ray & Tye Noorda Foundation, the college is excited to announce The Caregiver Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Graduate recipients of this scholarship may receive up to $10,000 in funding and undergraduate recipients may receive up to $5,000. Final scholarship amounts will be determined based on availability of funds and the qualifications of applicants.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What College of Nursing program are you currently enrolled in?
  2. Please upload an essay that answers the following questions: 1) Briefly describe who you care/cared for; nature of the condition or disability; how long you have been providing care, and provide a few examples caregiving activities you carry/carried out. 2) How has your caregiving experience affected your ability to achieve your academic/career goals? 3) Has your caregiving experience inspired your nursing/gerontology profession aspirations? If so, in what way(s)? 4) If you should receive the scholarship, how might it benefit you in pursuit of your degree?