$40,000 Butterfield Grant awarded to SNU's School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) has received a grant in the amount of $40,000 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 Granting guidelines.

SNU’s Executive Director of Development, John Martin, and others worked on putting together the application for the Grant. The project monies will be used as follows:
Need-Based Academic Scholarships - $27,500.
Missions Stipends - $2,500
Testing Software - $10,000 (Software for test preparation and analysis to better prepare students to take the computerized NCLEX licensure exam).

“The SNU School of Nursing is vitally connected to the core mission of Southern Nazarene University. Our nursing graduates are serving in local communities, area hospitals, and international missions, as well as teaching in Oklahoma colleges and universities. We are experiencing steady growth in this academic program and increasing student interest in nursing as a profession and a ministry,” said Dr. Loren Gresham, University President.

Dr. Carol Dorough, Chair of the School of Nursing, stated, “We are grateful to the Butterfield Memorial Foundation’s investment in the SNU School of Nursing. At a time when the nursing shortage is so critical, in Oklahoma and nationwide, the funds will play an important part in extending the opportunity to more students to pursue a nursing degree.”

For further information, Grant Guidelines and History on The Butterfield Memorial Foundation, visit their website at www.butterfieldfoundation.org.