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Paquet Scholarship for RN to BSN and MSN Students

Now accepting applications for summer 2021

The Collins Medical Trust established the Joseph F. Paquet Scholarship Fund to honor Dr. Paquet’s accomplishments in the field of medicine and his interest in nursing education. Recipients will receive up to $6,000 towards their Linfield RN to BSN or MSN degree.

Proceed to application


  • Seeking an online nursing degree from Linfield University (RN to BSN or MSN program)
  • Enrolled at least part-time at Linfield University before the application deadline
    • RN to BSN – At least 6 credits per term
    • MSN – At least 4 credits per term
  • Demonstrate financial need on the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)Linfield University (federal school code 003198) must be listed on your FAFSA® for application to be reviewed
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

Recipients of the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust award are not eligible. If you have questions about qualifications for financial need, please contact the Linfield Office of Financial Aid.

Strong candidates

  • Express interest in becoming a nurse leader
  • Engaged in local community
  • Exhibit excellent written communication skills

Application process

The scholarship is awarded each semester to selected candidates. To apply, complete the online application form.

Applications are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) for the following semesters.

RN to BSN application deadlines:

  • Summer 2021: May 31, 2021

MSN application deadlines

  • Summer 2021: May 31, 2021

Scholarship renewal 

The Paquet Scholarship is renewable each academic year. Eligible recipients will receive information regarding the renewal process during spring term.

Short answer questions

Prepare for the following short answer questions (250 words or less each) on the application: 

  1. Please describe your nursing goals and how earning your BSN or MSN at Linfield University will contribute to achieving your goals.
  2. What is one health issue or trend in your community? How will advancing your education help you serve your community?
  3. Describe a significant experience that occurred in a clinical or work setting.  How did you respond and what did you learn about yourself?

Please contact Anna Harrington Chaudhary for additional information.