Can you give some examples of educational disadvantages?
Yes. Educationally disadvantaged students are:
- Persons from high schools with low average SAT/ACT scores or below the average State
- Persons from school districts where 50% or less of graduates go to college.
- Persons who have diagnosed physical or mental impairments that substantially limit
participation in educational experiences.
- Persons for whom English is not their primary language and for whom language is still
a barrier to their academic performances.
- Persons who are the first generation in their families to attend college.
- Persons from high schools where at least 30% of enrolled students are eligible for
free or reduced price lunches.
Who is eligible for NWD scholarships?
Junior and senior CON students from underrepresented backgrounds to include African
American, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian, or Hawaiian native, and Caucasian or male
students who come from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who
are interested in nursing.
Who is eligible for the tutoring program?
All students enrolled in undergraduate pathophysiology and pharmacology courses; however,
NWD scholarship recipients are required to attend a minimum of one hour per week for
What is the process for referring students for tutoring?
There is no defined refereral process - students can attend any of the posted sessions.
(Scholarship recipients are required to attend.)
Faculty members can also encourage students who are experiencing difficulty in the
target courses to attend.
Is tutoring offered in one-on-one or group sessions?
The peer tutoring sessions are designed for groups, but individual sessions can be
arranged at the descretion of the tutors.
Is there a fee for tutoring service?
Tutoring is free to all CON students.
Are tutorial services available for CONAT students?
Tutors are provided for the Athens campus through the Campus Educational Outreach
Office, facilitated by the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs.
Who is eligible for Nursing Career Summer Camp (NCSC)?
Primarily, first-year and sophomore college students from under-represented backgrounds
to include African American, Asian, Hispanic, American Indian or Hawaiian native,
Caucasian and male students who come from educationally or economically disadvantaged
backgrounds, who are interested in nursing.
Students are required to have taken at least one college-level course in Anatomy and
Physiology. Applicants must also meet the requirements noted on the summer camp application.
Is there a registration fee for the summer camp?
Yes, a participation fee of $50 is required.
How many students will be accepted into the summer program?
For 2008, 10 students will be accepted. For each year afterwards, 15 students will
When will I receive my first NCSC stipend and how often will I receive them?
Your first stipend will be awarded in April, which can assist with the purchase of
your required materials and fees prior to starting the program. The remaining award
monies will be administered on a monthly basis.
Does participating in the summer camp guarantee acceptance into the GHSUBSN program?
No. However, special consideration will be given to summer camp participants who successfully
complete the program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.