Awards and Scholarships

There are many outstanding school nurses, school nurse/health services administrators and school/community partners that support school nursing.  The Central Valley Section accepts applications for the Excellence in School Nursing, School Nurse/Health Services Administrator, and Partners in Education awards, which recognizes these individuals who are making a difference in the lives of children by optimizing student health and enhancing student learning.

The Beverly Miller Scholarship is provided as a tribute to Beverly Miller and her dedication to the support of the profession of school nursing. Beverly Miller was a lecturer and clinical instructor for Fresno State’s Department of Nursing. In 2002, she assumed the position of Program Coordinator for the School Nurse Services Credential Program at Fresno State. Under her supervision, the program evolved from an on campus program, to a distance learning program, and finally to a completely online program. The online program opened the door for nurses all over the state to obtain a credential in school nurse services. The Beverly Miller Scholarship was established in 2012.