SNU receives $50,000 grant from the Butterfield Memorial Foundation

The School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from The Butterfield Memorial Foundation. The Butterfield Memorial Foundation will grant funds to Christian 501(c)(3) organizations for medical and health-related projects. Funded projects must give evidence of an active Christian presence, as stated in their guidelines.

The project monies will be used as follows:
Need-Based Academic Scholarships - $44,000
Missions Stipends - $6,000

“The SNU School of Nursing is vitally connected to the core mission of Southern Nazarene University, “transforming lives through higher education in Christ-centered community.” Our nursing graduates demonstrate their understanding of nursing as a profession and a ministry by serving in local communities, area hospitals, and international missions. Many of our master’s graduates in nursing are shaping the next generation of nurses as they teach in Oklahoma colleges and universities,” said Dr. Loren Gresham, University President.

Dr. Mary Jones, Provost at Southern Nazarene University, stated, "We are grateful to the Butterfield Memorial Foundation's investment in the SNU School of Nursing.  The funds will play an important part in extending the opportunity to more students to pursue a nursing degree."

“In perpetuating the legacy of our deep roots in Christian healthcare, Christian nursing education continues to be a strong focus of the foundation,” said Beth Brown, Vice President, Programs. “The Butterfield Foundation is pleased to continue to support the students at SNU who seek a nursing curriculum that presents nursing as a ministry.”

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.