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Ruthe Goode Nursing Scholarship

Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
E-116 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3170


Seneca Diabetes Foundation




Lucille White
Seneca Diabetes Foundation
P.O. Box 390
Irving, NY 14081

phone: 716.532.4900     fax: 716.532.6272


The Seneca Diabetes Foundation has established the Ruthe Goode Nursing Scholarship to assist a Seneca Nation student pursuing a college or university degree in the nursing field.  It is the hope of the Seneca Diabetes Foundation that the student receiving this scholarship will use his or her medical training to benefit the Seneca people.


Enrolled SNI member pursuing a college or university degree in health or social services professions.

General Information

Ruth Goode, born in 1905 to a large family, was the only child to pursue higher education. Working several jobs throughout nursing school, Ruth graduated in 1928 as an RN. Ruth led a long and industrious career spanning nearly fifty years. She was respected by doctors and staff and trusted by patients. She adhered to the highest standard in nursing and was an asset to her profession. The Ruth Goode Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a Seneca nursing student who embodies the qualities Ruth displayed in her life and career. Students may apply for more than one of the scholarships available through the Seneca Diabetes Foundation.


$5,000 will be awarded annually


TBA - check Seneca Diabetes Foundation website for deadline date.

Required Documentation

Complete Application Form (available on website); Documentation of Tribal Enrollment; Letter of Support from Teacher/Academic Advisor; Copy of Most Recent Transcripts and Proof of Academic Enrollment and/or Registration Required.

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