North Carolina Foundation for Nursing: Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship

Triangle Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2021 12:00pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: North Carolina, Counties in North Carolina: Chatham County, Durham County, Orange County, Person County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in North Carolina: Chatham County, Durham County, Orange County, Person County, Wake County

Minimum GPA: 2.0

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About this funder:




In 2008, the Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund was created at Triangle Community Foundation as a tribute to Carol and to her dedication, passion, and commitment to nursing by the Beerstecher family.  Their desire is that this fund will assist those individuals who may share Carol’s passion for nursing, but who may not have the financial means to achieve those dreams.

Carol Ann Beerstecher was deeply committed to the profession of nursing.  She received her BS in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and following graduation worked as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care united of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  After she returned to UNC to pursue a master’s degree she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and dedicated the remaining six years of her life to the problems of terminally ill patients and their families.  She passed away in 1979 at age 29.

Triangle Community Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing to establish a scholarship program to support students who pursue pre-licensure nursing education.


Up to $5,000 per year for two years.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake or Person County, North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
    • Must be a current nursing student at a public institution or have been admitted to a nursing program at a public institution in North Carolina offering an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.
    • Must have a proven financial need.
    • Must maintain 2.0 grade point average to continue to receive funding.