The Phyllis E. Edwards Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund

Lighting up every room that she entered, Phyllis Edwards was a warm, humorous, compassionate and dedicated pediatric staff nurse. She was later promoted to charge nurse and eventually pediatric nurse manager at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where she worked throughout her more than 30-year career.
In loving memory of Phyllis Edwards, her family has graciously chosen to establish an endowed nursing scholarship fund at Beaumont Health System.

With this gift, the family of Phyllis Edwards would like to encourage those who wish to pursue a degree in nursing, with a preference for supporting those interested in pediatric nursing. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the person who most represents the qualities that Phil possessed: kindness, patience and devotion to children.

The Award Program

Beaumont Health System is pleased to announce The Phyllis E. Edwards Nursing Scholarship Award. Established through a generous donation from the Edwards family, this scholarship is awarded annually to students interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.


Applicants to The Phyllis E. Edwards Nursing Scholarship Award, sponsored by Beaumont, must be:

  • Majoring in nursing and have been accepted into an accredited nursing program seeking an ADN or BSN degree at a two- or four- year college or university located in Michigan.
  • Enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study.
  • Preference will be shown:
    • to applicants with an expressed interest in pursuing a career in pediatric nursing
    • to applicants who reside in Southeast Michigan’s Downriver or Grosse Ile communities

Scholarship Application

The materials below provide additional details for The Phyllis E. Edwards Nursing Scholarship Award as well as a scholarship application form.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Application Form