Judy & John Kopper Memorial Scholarship

The Judy and John Kopper Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who are already registered nurses and who have been admitted to WSU’s undergraduate nursing program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in professional nursing practice, professional leadership potential, and a commitment to pursue advanced nursing education.


• Each applicant must be enrolled in the baccalaureate completion program at WSU (RN Option of the undergraduate major in nursing)
• Each applicant must have completed a minimum of 16 credit hours of the RN Option nursing courses at WSU at the time of the award
• Each applicant must be in good standing at WSU with a grade point average (g.p.a.) of 3.0 or higher (4.0 = A)
• Each applicant must demonstrate professional leadership potential
• Each applicant must demonstrate a commitment to pursue advanced nursing education
• Each applicant must have two letters of support, one of which must be from a WSU instructor
• Each applicant must submit a 1-2 page essay describing their qualifications and fulfillment of criteria

Kevin & Marin Kopper
Brian Kopper & Julie Norris
College of Nursing, Winona State University Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled in the RN Option of the undergraduate major in Nursing?
  2. Please submit a 1-2 page essay demonstrating: a) Excellence in professional Nursing practice, b) Your professional leadership potential, and c) Your commitment to pursue advanced Nursing education.
  3. Please submit two letters of recommendation from WSU Faculty/Staff.