JoAnn LaCour Memorial Nursing Scholarship

JoAnn LaCour was a lifelong Alaskan resident who dedicated her life to her family and the nursing profession. In loving memory, her family created this scholarship foundation which is aimed primarily at providing educational assistance to Alaskan students indicating a desire to pursue a career in the nursing field and demonstrating the potential for successful completion.

Scholastic achievement will be a strong consideration in the selection process, but also to be weighed are the applicant's financial need, state residency, and how realistic their educational goals and future plans appear to be. Prior recipients and applicants are eligible to re-apply.

JoAnn LaCour

How To Apply Online

To apply online, click the 'Apply Online' button and enter your application information on our site. Applications for Fall of 2022 will be accepted starting January 2022 with a dealine of August 1st 2022.

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How To Apply Via Mail

To apply via mail, click on the 'Download PDF' button to download the PDF application. Mail or email the completed application to the address listed below.

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JoAnn LaCour Memorial Nursing Scholarship Committee

6601 Beechcraft Road

Wasilla, Alaska 99654

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winner

" The scholarship allowed me to take an extra class without worrying about tuition." - Sierra Baker, 2020 & 2021 recipient

2021 Winner

Previous Scholarship Recipients

"I graduated with my BSN, RN last year and am working in Petersburg, AK... I love the profession and enjoy learning something new every hour I work. Thanks for helping me get my degree, the work is very meaningful." -Kaylin Werth, 2016 recipient

2016 Winner

"[Mariah Knutson]... is a wonderful employee. She will make a fabulous nurse when she is done with her education and I hope I will have the opportunity to work with her again." - Shannon Gulley, M.D., FACS 2015

2015 Winner

"It has been a great help to receive your support as I have been making my way through nursing school [with a wife and three children]. Thank you so much!" Benjamin Mitchell, Scholarship recipient for 2010 & 2011

2010 and 2011 Winner

"Thank you for making a difference in my life and assisting me in fulfilling my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse." -Letitia Churchill, 2007 UAA's 1st Mat-Su Valley graduating class

2007 Winner