Wellstar Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Scholars
This elite program synthesizes the resources and opportunities of the KSU Journey
Honors College, Wellstar Health System, and Wellstar School of Nursing to create a
rigorous and unique Honors cohort experience. Upon admission to the Tom and Betty
Philips Elite Nursing Cohort, students receive an associated scholarship in the amount
of $2000 each academic year for up to four years. Cohort membership includes privileged
attendance at events and special programs at the Wellstar School of Nursing, some
of which provide valuable information about the nursing program and becoming a nurse.
Students receive all the benefits of Honors learning in addition to exclusive nursing
Conditional acceptance to the Wellstar School of Nursing as a freshman
Access to Wellstar Honors Mentor and Wellstar Nurse Navigator
Student Mentorship opportunities
Opportunities to shadow specialty RNs
Opportunities to observe Wellstar Shared Governance Committee Meetings
Opportunities to shadow a Nurse Executive/CNO
Scholarship and cohort membership eligibility must be maintained by meeting the following
Apply and earn admission to KSU Journey Honors College.
Remain in good academic standing as determined by committees from KSU Journey Honors
College and the Wellstar School of Nursing.
Maintain a minimum KSU institutional GPA of 3.25. Reapply for the scholarship yearly by completing the KSU Scholarship Universe Application
by the deadline of March 1st.
Apply for the Wellstar School of Nursing Traditional BSN Program per the mandated
cohort deadline by the designated deadline. (Note: If you apply for a semester other
than the semester listed in your offer letter, you will not be granted conditional
acceptance and you will forfeit this scholarship).
How to Apply
The application deadline for Fall 2024 cohort admission is March 1, 2024
Review all the criteria and eligibility requirements to participate in the Wellstar
Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Scholars Cohort.
On your Kennesaw State University Application, indicate interest in the KSU Journey
Complete all related questions in the KSU Journey Honors College tab of the application
Indicate interest in the Wellstar Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Scholars and complete the essay prompt.
For Wellstar consideration, you must be accepted to both Kennesaw State University
and KSU Journey Honors College on or before March 1, 2024.
Wellstar Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Scholars Application review begins
on March 2.
Students accepted to Kennesaw State University and KSU Journey Honors College after
March 1 will not be considered for the Cohort.
KSU Journey Honors College recommends that prospective students submit their complete
Kennesaw State University application eight weeks prior to the Wellstar Tom and Betty Phillips Elite Honors Nursing Scholars deadline for best consideration.