Building a Diverse Workforce | William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship


The goal of the William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of registered nurses at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The program grants awards annually to assist with tuition for persons who are preparing to become pediatric registered nurses. These scholarships exemplify Cincinnati Children's commitment to assist with economic barriers that prevent some students from pursuing nursing careers.


Student should be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nursing profession. Underrepresented groups include male nurses / nursing students and nurses / nursing students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and / or Asian including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, Thai, or Vietnamese/Southeast Asian.

Student must be enrolled or accepted in a prelicensure registered nurse program (bachelor's or master's degree) at an accredited school of nursing on a full-time or part-time basis.

Student must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

If the student is a current Cincinnati Children’s employee and is eligible for benefits under the organization’s Tuition Assistance Program, s/he is eligible to apply for the scholarship.


The award is a maximum of $2,750 per year. Funds are prorated for part-time enrollment status. Maximum time is extended for part-time study. Funds are sent directly to recipients’ schools to be used for tuition and fees only, not for living expenses.

Application Instructions

The 2024 William K. Schubert Minority Scholarship Application is now open. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM, May 4, 2024. Application will open February 12. Applications will not be considered if all required documents are not included in the application, or if received after the deadline date. Submit an application.

Selection Process

Selections are made once per year and will be determined by the Scholarship Committee. The deadline for submitting a completed application is May 4, 2024. Early submissions are encouraged. Scholarship recipients will be evaluated based on the contents of their application packet and the completion of interview. Selections are announced after July 15.

Contact Information

Schubert Scholar Application Team
Center for Professional Excellence
Cincinnati Children's, MLC 3020, Cincinnati, OH 45229