JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship – News Updates

JHG Texas adds intrinsic value to JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships by offering free tutoring to student nurses both virtually and in person at the Myers-JHG Tutoring and Academic Support Center at TWU College of Nursing (Dallas Campus).

The Myers-JHG Tutoring Center also provides practicum experience to the tutors, typically post-graduate students who are studying to become nurse educators.  Through the last Academic Year, 268.25 hours of 1:1 academic tutoring have benefited 106 undergraduate and graduate students across 69 course sections.  Tutoring is especially helpful to student nurses from underserved secondary schools to acquire critical thinking skills and improved academic results.

The Myers-JHG Center was developed by the highly ranked Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Dallas in partnership with JHG Texas.  A fully dedicated staff coordinator and 13 accomplished tutors serve student nurses at the Center. Tutoring is offered free of charge to student nurses at TWU and the tutors benefit from earned fee income for their services rendered.  Such fees are paid out of funds arranged in part by JHG Texas and sponsored by the Mike A. Myers Foundation.  For more information, please visit the Myers-JHG Center’s website: https://sites.google.com/twu.edu/nursing-dallas-tutoring/home

JHG Nursing Scholarship Awarded Bristol Myers Squibb Grant

The JHG Texas Fund for Nursing Scholarships received a $20,000 grant in 2022 from the Bristol Myers Squibb Corporate Giving Program.  This valuable gift from BMS supports six highly qualified JHG Texas Nursing Scholars for two semesters prior to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Bravo and kudos to Bristol Myers Squibb for their generous support!

Click to read the TWU Foundation summary report (October 2022) for the JHG Texas Nursing Annual Scholarship.

Click to read the UTA summary report (September 2022) for the JHG Texas Nursing Annual Scholarship.

As Featured in the Dallas Morning News:
JHG Texas Addresses Nursing Shortage Through Scholarships, Career Support

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington celebrated its partnership with Johanniter Humanitarian Group of Texas (JHG Texas) at a reception honoring UTA’s JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship recipients on Oct. 25.

The JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship program helps to increase the number of registered nurses in Texas by supporting high performing students who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of nursing school.

Colin Blackmon, an undergraduate nursing student, received the organization’s Mike Myers Nursing Scholarship. In the journey to receiving his second bachelor’s degree, Blackmon has had to overcome a number of personal family and health challenges.

“I want to have an impactful, positive effect on the lives of those I touch in my practice and help others find a meaningful life through their health,” Blackmon said.

JHG Texas is a humanitarian organization sponsored by the Balley Brandenburg of the Knightly Order of St. John of the Hospital of Jerusalem. The organization has a centuries-long commitment to health care that dates back 900 years.

Recognizing the statewide shortage of nurses, JHG Texas provides scholarship funds to make more qualified nurses available in the North Texas region and to ensure that qualified, financially disadvantaged individuals have access to quality education.

Hank Fink, president of JHG Texas, said the organization is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to its scholarship recipients.

“We have been impressed with the caliber of UTA’s nursing students,” Fink said. “Our commitment extends beyond providing scholarship support, connecting these students towards resources and community service opportunities throughout the region.”

Since 2019, JHG Texas has awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships to UTA nursing students. The organization currently partners with three nursing colleges in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including those at UTA, Dallas College and Texas Woman’s University.

JHG Texas Receives North Texas Cares 2.0 program Award
Communities Foundation of Texas selected JHG Texas Corporation as a grant recipient of $10,000 for its emergency response to COVID-19.  Communities Foundation of Texas is honored to support JHG Texas’s continuing work to serve the highest needs in the community. The grant is designated to support emergency operations in response to the current pandemic crisis.

JHG Texas Speaker Series, Fall 20: From The Front Lines – The impact of and by Nurses during COVID19

TWU / JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship Virtual Presentation, Fall 2020

TWU Nursing Scholarship Recipients Thank JHG Texas, Fall 2020

Foundation for Choice

JHG Texas is proud to award three fully mentored JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships to student nurses in conjunction with the Foundation for CHOICE.  All three students just graduated from Dallas metro-area high schools and will be starting pre-nursing studies at El Centro Community College in Dallas and at Texas A&M in Commerce. From left: Thi Le Diem, Mayerlin Mejia, and Treasure Okey-Ilo. Congrats to these future nurses!

Foundation for Choice

Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E., leader in high school college prep educational mentoring for underserved high school students, is excited to be partnering with
JHG Texas (The Johanniter Humanitarian Group) to extend scholarship and support to aspiring nursing students in the Foundation for C.H.O.I.C.E. mentoring program. Read more.

Click to read the TWU Foundation summary report (April 2020) for the JHG Texas Nursing Annual Scholarship.

Your new JHG Texas Nursing Scholars at UTA are (front row L to R): Zuadh Leos, Kaitlin Lok, Yen Nguyen, Payton Jones, and Alexa Evans. Also in attendance (L to R) are Juergen von Hoevell, Dr. Ceil Flores, PhD – Director of Student Support, Dean Elizabeth Merwin, PhD (center, back) along with JHG Texas Officers Henry Fink and Todd Weiss.

The top photo shows the presentation of JHG Texas Nursing Scholar Certificates and pins to Kimberly Barton and Summer Brown, along with JHG Texas V.P. Todd Weiss, Suzanne Bristol of the DCCCD Foundation, and JHG Members Henry Fink and Marcus Edmonds. Student Nurse Paulina Smith is shown below receiving her JHG Texas Nursing Certificate.

In August, TWU College of Nursing Dean Rosalie Mainous, PhD (back row, far left) and JHG Texas officers awarded Nursing Scholar Certificates to eight junior and senior student nurses who are pursuing a BSN with a minimum 3.5 GPA. JHG Pins were also presented to your student nurses to wear proudly on their “scrubs” when on campus and during their hospital rotations as interns. Your JHG Texas Nursing Scholars in the front row (L to R) are: Edidong Umoh, Marisol Gallegos-Sanchez, Ciara Carr, Tiffany Kane, Rachel Anderson, Vanessa Canales, and lastly, John Jacob Kassen (wearing jeans and a cowboy hat!).

JHG Texas members present JHG Nursing Scholarships to Sara Brown and Alisaeth Peralta. Both recipients were selected from a large number of TWU applicants based on their excellent academic achievements and financial needs. At Texas Women’s University well over 50% of students are from low income families who require financial assistance to help cover the estimated $10,800 per year in tuition, fees and related expenses.

JHG Texas Nursing Scholarships were presented to Nicole Pitts and Miranda Casey at the DCCCD Nursing Studies Program, where they may earn an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN). The curriculum at DCCCD transitions seamlessly after ADN graduation to UT Arlington’s School of Nursing and Innovative Health Care. After acceptance, students may pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and accreditation as an RN. 63% of students come from households earning less than 80% of median US income while the annual cost of attending the nursing school costs in excess of $10,000 annually.

JHG Texas awarded its first Nursing Scholarship in 2017 to Miss Sabia Sabharwal, who was selected from a group of 31 qualified applicants at the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).