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New Scholarship Offered By Loyola University New Orleans Online Allows Alumni To Bestow A $1,000 Scholarship To Friends, Peers And Family Members

Loyola University New Orleans announced it is now offering a new scholarship that allows alumni to bestow friends, peers and family members $1,000 toward an eligible online graduate program. The Loyola University New Orleans Online Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to 50 alumni-nominated candidates who apply, are accepted and enroll in the Summer 2014 term.

"Our alumni are an integral part of who we are as an institution," says Mary Oriol, Dr.PH., R.N., interim director of Loyola's School of Nursing. "Our students don't just leave, never looking back. Part of the Loyola University New Orleans' education experience and Jesuit mission, includes developing our students to lead meaningful lives that have global impact. That mission includes sharing their knowledge and acting as mentors in their communities in addition to taking leadership in their professional roles. This scholarship is part of carrying that torch and becoming a beacon for others to follow."

Alumni of Loyola's online programs may nominate a potential student(s) in his or her name through an online form at or by speaking with an online program manager at 866-789-9809.

Eligible programs include:

  • BLEND Program (Bridge to Leadership Education for Nurses at a Distance)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with specialization in Health Care Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with specialization in Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with specialization in Forensic Science Administration

All Online Legacy Scholarship recipients must apply for admission and be accepted to Loyola. Current online students are not eligible for the scholarship at this time. Applications for the Summer 2014 term are now being accepted at

Loyola University New Orleans was ranked ninth Best Master's University in the South, seventh in its Best Value Schools (previously Great Schools, Great Prices) category and among the top 10 largest online graduate programs. For the last 23 years, Loyola has retained its position among the top 10 regional universities in the South.

About Loyola University New Orleans:
Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the largest Jesuit institution in the South. The 2013 and 2014 editions of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs guide singled out the Loyola's School of Nursing as one of the best online nursing graduate programs in the country. In 2012, Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also ranked Loyola among the top 10 regional universities in the South for the last 23 consecutive years. The online Master of Science in Nursing program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, currently serves students throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Loyola is a not-for-profit, Catholic Jesuit institution welcoming students of all faiths.

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