Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sheila Packard, a stimulating and popular teacher, was an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at University of Connecticut, a nurse practitioner, and an active member of numerous professional societies including the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and Phi Kappa Phi.  She was honored by her professional colleagues for excellence in nursing research and teaching.  Dr. Packard was known throughout the nursing community for her scholarship in nursing theory and philosophy of science as well as her sparkling intellect and quick and ready wit.   Dr. Packard invested much time in the development of the doctoral program at UConn and in teaching and mentoring the school of nursing’s first class of doctoral students.

Criteria for Dr. Sheila Packard Scholarship

  • A permanent resident of Connecticut
  • A student, faculty member or alumnus(a) of the Schools of Nursing of Boston College, University of Connecticut or Yale University
  • Currently conducting or in the development phase of a research study focused on the power of nursing as a healing art

Click Links below to submit:

2023 Online Scholarship Application

2023 Scholarship Reference Form


Process for Scholarship Application

All applications must include:

  • Application form
  • Submission of an official academic transcript from current academic institution
  • Reference form completed by professor, teacher, supervisor or other academic or professional contact
  • A five-to-seven page proposal outlining and describing the nature of nursing research and how it will extend the knowledge of nursing as a healing art
  • Proposal for anticipated budget of research study
  • If the research is being conducted within an academic institution, a letter from your advising professor or clinical staff must be included with application


All applications and letters of recommendation must typed and submitted by April 15th.

Questions?  CNFpresident@ctnurses.org

Official transcripts should be mailed directly to
CNF Scholarships 1224 Mill St, Bldg B, East Berlin, CT 06023.

CNF accepts donations and contributions to the scholarship fund. All Contributions that are made to the Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation are tax deductible and may be sent to the CNF offices at
1224 Mill St, Bldg B, East Berlin, CT 06023.

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