San Damiano Scholars Program

  1. San Damiano Scholars Program

The San Damiano Scholars Program is designed to provide educational assistance to selected qualified nursing students ("Recipients") who are enrolled in at least nine (9) hours at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) and are willing to commit to employment at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC) following graduation. The San Damiano Scholars Program provides a “forgivable loan” to Recipients who repay obligation by fulfilling a specified employment time commitment at OLOLRMC or by monetarily repaying the loan.

OLOLRMC will underwrite educational expenses for each Recipient for up to $6,000 per semester, up to a maximum of 4 semesters totaling $24,000. The number of Recipients each semester is determined by the CNO/CEO of OLOLRMC in consultation with FranU’s Dean of the School of Nursing. Application deadlines are March 1st for Summer & Fall semesters and October 1st for Spring semester.

Minimum Criteria to be Eligible for Selection as a Recipient:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time (9 hours) undergraduate registered nursing student in good standing at the FranU School of Nursing (student may not already be a licensed RN).
  • Have completed at least the first semester of coursework toward a registered nurse degree in the FranU School of Nursing.
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average to be considered at the time of application.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or qualify for permanent residency according to the United States Citizenship/Immigration Services, a Department of the Homeland Security.
  • Be willing to fulfill employment commitment to OLOLRMC following graduation.
  • Participate in one or more interviews with representatives from FranU School of Nursing, OLOL Nursing Leadership and OLOL Human Resources.