Scholarship History:

This scholarship was established in honor of Edward Budzinski ’40, loyal Lane Tech alumnus and dedicated benefactor.  Upon Mr. Budzinski’s passing in 2011, his legacy was defined by his appreciation for, and generous commitment to the profession of nursing.  The goal of this scholarship is to award a Lane Tech graduate who demonstrates a genuine and unwavering passion for nursing or related healthcare fields in ultimate service to their community.  Established 2021.

Scholarship Award:

$5,000 total award to one (1) student.


  • Lane Tech student with an expected Spring, 2023 graduation date.

  • Students pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree program in nursing.

  • Acceptance to an accredited college or university.

  • Special consideration will be given to student applicants with financial need.

  • The scholarship award is based on standard academic requirements.

Essay [250-350 word maximum, length may vary]

It is often said that nursing is not a career but a calling.  Tell us what inspired your decision and what specifically has motivated you to pursue nursing.

The deadline for applying to this scholarship is Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5pm.