The Diversity in Nursing Scholarship

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The Diversity in Nursing Scholarship was created in memory of Breonna Taylor, of Louisville, Kentucky, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician who aspired to become a registered nurse before her tragic and untimely death on March 13, 2020. Georgia Baptist College of Nursing alumna and current doctoral student Jasmine Garrett initiated this scholarship to commemorate and share Breonna Taylor’s story of perseverance, servitude and dedication. 

The scholarship will provide supplemental financial assistance to students enrolled in the College of Nursing who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities who are underrepresented among registered nurses. The goal of this scholarship is to increase racial and ethnic diversity and improve student retention within the program, ultimately increasing diversity within the profession of nursing.


Charitable Giving Incentive:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) provides a significant Charitable Giving Incentive. The bill includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. Section 2204. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent.*

*Please consult with your professional tax advisor on the potential tax benefits of your gift.


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Let's get to $25,000!

Thank you so much for your amazing support! We have already surpassed our goal of $5,000, and we'd like to challenge you to help us get to $25,000. By reaching that level, The Diversity in Nursing Scholarship will become an endowed scholarship at Mercer, helping future nurses for years and years to come!

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Make a gift of $500 or more to the Diversity in Nursing Scholarship and receive this limited edition enamel pin. These are only available for this campaign! 


1316 days ago by Andy Carter
Edelynn, a 2019 graduate of GBCN, talks about how being a person of color has shaped her nursing experience.

1316 days ago by Andy Carter
Dr. Gaea Daniel weighs in on the importance of the Diversity in Nursing Scholarship.

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