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Graduate Student Service Award

This award is presented annually by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society to a graduate student in the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing. The student nurse supports the ideals of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and the nursing profession by engaging in service activities that support individuals, families, and/or communities and that encourage and foster the nurse’s personal and professional development.


  1. Must be a graduate student in the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing
  2. Must be completing your graduate degree in May 2025, August 2025, or December 2025
  3. Must be in good academic standing
  4. Must be active in service that supports individuals, families, and/or communities

Submit a Nomination 

If you wish to nominate an undergraduate student for the Nursing Graduate Student Service Award, please complete the Nomination Form by Friday, January 17, 2025.

Nomination materials must include the following in order to be considered complete: 

  1. Nomination Form
  2. Letter of Endorsement

Any Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing student, faculty, staff, or alumni may submit a nomination. Students may self-nominate.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email

Past Recipients

2024 – no recipient

2023 – no recipient

2022 – William Watson

2021 – Sanga Jung

2020 – Ashley Rose Willie


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