SE Minnesota Network for Women's Life & Health
The SE Minnesota Network for Women’s Life and Health Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual scholarship. The scholarship will benefit and encourage students with an interest in women’s health.
1. Each recipient can be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and in good standing at Winona State University, or a Graduate Nursing Student.
2. Each recipient must be a declared Nursing major (RN, NP, DNP) with a preference to those that have an interest/emphasis in women’s health.
3. Each recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, GPA should not be considered primary criteria.
4. As part of the application process for this scholarship, the student must submit an essay describing the following:
a. Explain your financial need and why this scholarship will make a difference.
b. Describe your future goals related to women’s health.
The Network for Women’s Life and Health (NWLH) was initiated in 1997 by Ann Falkenberg Olson and Priscilla Flynn. The organizational intent was to better serve Southeastern Minnesota women and their families by enhancing communication and collaboration between existing health and human service organizations. The NWLH identified unmet community needs, created new programs, and worked to reduced duplication of services between agencies. Areas of focus included education, preventive health, employment, social change, and spirituality. The NWLH provided a wide range of training programs for health care professionals, screening and referral programs for underserved women, and health education programming for women residing in the service area. The NWLH dissolved in 2015 with the Board of Directors committing the remainder of designated funds to support students with a strong interest in women’s health.