Congratulations to the following Scholarship and Grant Awardees and

Contest Winners!


Arthur Davis LPN  to RN  Scholarship

Amber Lynn Judkins, LPN

I am honored to receive the Arthur Davis LPN to RN Scholarship. Thank you Tennessee Nurses Foundation! My dreams of becoming a Registered Nurse are becoming a reality. For years, I have dreamed of working as a Registered Nurse, in a Neonatal Unit in Middle Tennessee. I have a passion to help others no matter the age.  I have so many people to thank for encouraging me along this journey. This scholarship will graciously help me with the financial cost of attaining my goal.

Ms. Judkins is attending Roane State Community College and is scheduled to complete her RN degree in May 2020.

Amount received: $1,000



Edna Mason Memorial TNA Conference Scholarship

This scholarship is still open. Deadline is August 16, 2019.

Click HERE for details



Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Ashley Dianne Faulkner, BSN, RN   

Thank you to the Tennessee Nurses Foundation for awarding me the Maureen Nalle Memorial Graduate Nursing Scholarship.  I would also like to thank those who have helped push me to obtain my goals in nursing. I’m honored to be surrounded by so many influential nurses, especially those in the Tennessee Nurses Association. I look forward to finishing my degree and using that knowledge to lead my team at the bedside. This generous award has greatly helped offset the cost in obtaining my MSN and has allowed me to stay focused on my studies. Thank you for this opportunity.

Ms. Faulkner is pursuing an MSN in Leadership and Management at Western Governors University, with an expected date for completion in February 2020.

Amount received: $2,000


TNF’s TNA District Educational Scholarships

 To Be Announced Soon



2019 Scholarly Writing Contest Winner

Deborah Richardson, MSN, RN

I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Tennessee Nurses Foundation. I could hardly contain my excitement upon hearing that my paper had been selected in the Nurses Leading to the Future 2019 TNF Scholarly Writing Contest. I plan to apply the award toward continuing education.

I am especially grateful for the one-year membership to the Tennessee Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. I have been a registered nurse since 1984, and became a Tennessee nurse in October of 2017. I enjoy reading the Tennessee Nurse, and look forward to investing in the future of nursing with you. Thank you for investing in my education.


Click HERE to read Ms. Richardson’s article,Servant Leadership In My Daily Practice.

Amount received: $1,000 plus a FREE one-year membership in both the Tennessee Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.