The West Virginia Nurses Association District #3 created a fund at the Foundation in 1997. The Nurses Association had been providing support to area nursing students and wanted to further their support through additional scholarships. The WV Nurses Association District #3 Professional Nursing Scholarship was the first fund established at the Foundation exclusively for nursing students.

Recipients must reside in one of the District #3 counties - Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Jackson, or Roane. Students must be pursuing an associate nursing degree on a full-time basis.