Scholarships that have been set up throughout the country honoring the Tuskegee Army Nurses
Louise Lomax Winters Scholarship Fund
In 2011, the daughter of former Tuskegee Airmen nurse, 1LT Louise
Lomax, presented a gift to the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
School of Nursing to establish a scholarship in her mother’s name. Her
mother was a 1942 graduate of the segregated St. Philip Hospital School
of Nursing which was under the Medical College of Virginia which is now
part of Virginia Commonwealth University. The gift provides ongoing
financial support for scholarships for nursing students enrolled in the
VCU School of Nursing. Preference is given to (a) a student or students
from a population or group that is under represented in the nursing
profession, (b) residents of Nottoway County, Virginia, and (c)
descendants of the alumnae of St. Philip School of Nursing. VCU School
of Nursing’s assistant dean for enrollment and student services, or the
individual in charge of student affairs, will select the student or
students for this scholarship based on the student’s scholastic merit
and financial need, using the scholarship and awards process developed
by the School.
Contributions for the scholarship can be mailed
to the: VCU School of Nursing Development Office, P.O. Box 980567,
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0567. Make checks out to the MCV Foundation
and write Louise Lomax Winters Scholarship on the memo line. You can
also make a gift online at this website. https://www.support.vcu.edu/give/nursing. You will be able to select where you would like to designate your gift and a tax receipt will auto generate.
Della H. Raney Nursing Scholarship
In 2012, The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and The
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) established the Della H.
Raney Nursing Scholarship. Della Raney was the first chief nurse
assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field where the future Tuskegee Airmen had
their advanced training as pilot cadets during World War II. A nursing
student must be at least a sophomore enrolled at an accredited BSN
degree program to be eligible for the scholarship.