Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
4/11/2023Submission Deadline

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Project Impact Mississippi is a nonprofit created to bridge the education gaps in Mississippi. It avails opportunities and resources to the children and youth in Mississippi. It administers the Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship to support students pursuing nursing programs.

The Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship of $1,000 is annually awarded to one undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited program in Mississippi. The scholarship supports students enrolled in LVN/LPN, diplomas, RN-to-BSN programs, or RN (ADN or BSN) degrees. The scholarship is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Applicants are to submit a 2–4 minute video addressing issues related to the nursing profession and why they chose it. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Transcripts may be required upon shortlisting.

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Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship Timeline

February 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on February 1.

April 2023

Submission Deadline

Submission deadline is on April 11

June 2023

Awards Announcement Date

The winner is announced in June.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.5
  • Geographic Eligibility: Mississippi
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Video Submission
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship


Reflect on the prompt

The key to having a winning presentation is thinking through the questions and determining what they mean to you and the personal stories you weave into your answers to help you better communicate not just your passion but your values, goals, and dreams. Jot down the main ideas and use them as a guide to help you prepare for the final recording.


Do several test runs

After you’ve gathered the main ideas you’ll address, proceed to record a few voice notes. Focus on getting your ideas clear and properly articulated. Listen to each recording and pick out issues to correct in the next recording. Use a conversational tone and practice getting the words right.


Set up your recording studio

After you’ve mastered your lines, proceed to set up your studio. Select a quiet place with good lighting and neutral background. If using your phone, set it in landscape mode to give you the best video. Use the back camera for the best quality and dress well. Shoot several videos and select the best for submission – ensure that you are visible and audible.


Remember the basics

Preparation may be tough but remember to be yourself. It is your story and only you can give it the best way. It is okay if some words slip as long as all the other parts sufficiently communicate your ideas. Take a deep breath, drink some water, and assume you’re talking to a friend.

How the Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are judged on how well they demonstrate their understanding of the impact of the nursing profession on patients. Devotion and passion for the profession are also key. Video and audio quality are also considered. Both the video and audio should be clear.

Why We Love the Sandra Cooper Nursing Scholarship


No essay requirements

Applicants do not need to write an essay for this scholarship.


You can review former winning videos

The winning videos from previous years can be found on the Project Impact MS Youtube channel.


The winner meets the sponsor

The winner gets to e-meet the scholarship sponsor and gain valuable networks.

5 Facts About Sandra Cooper


She graduated from University of Southern Mississippi

Sandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1985


She was an excellent student

Sandra graduated with a GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.


She worked at the Singing River Hospital

Sandra served in post-operation, infection control, outpatient surgery, dialysis, and employee health departments at the hospital.


She took early retirement

Sandra was one to conquer goals and proceed to the next challenge – she retired after about 20 years of service and joined academia at Moss Point High School.


She was Teacher of The Year twice

Sandra received the Teacher of The Year Award under two different school administrations.

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