Sigma Theta Tau

Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi

Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide through increasing the scientific base of nursing practice.

The Epsilon Xi Chapter was founded at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 1979.

Our chapter is committed to supporting nursing scholarships through grants, co-sponsorship of conferences and other activities.

Membership Criteria  

For questions about membership, contact Maria Catalano at Maria_Catalano@urmc.rochester.edu.

Criteria includes:

Baccalaureate or equivalent students must: Sigma Theta Tau

  • Complete at least one-half of the nursing curriculum
  • Hold at least a 3.5 GPA  

Graduate students must:

  • Hold at least a 3.5 GPA out of 4.0, or equivalent, after completing one-fourth of graduate curriculum

Nurse Leaders must:

  • Be practicing as a clinician, educator, researcher, entrepreneur, staff leader or administrator, or in another nursing-related role
  • Have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in any field
  • Have demonstrated a passion for nursing excellence

Apply for an Award

We offer several opportunities for awards for Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi members.

Spring Awards:

Apply by April 1 for the following awards/grants and fill out the scholarship or grant application.

  • Jeanne T. Grace Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Award - The Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Jeanne T. Grace Excellence In Evidence Based Practice Award recognizes a clinician or group of clinicians who demonstrate an exemplary approach that integrates evidence into a clinical initiative.

  • Research Poster AwardThe Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Research Poster Award recognizes a nurse who effectively communicates the research process and research results through a professional poster presentation.

  • Leadership Poster AwardThe Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Leadership Poster Award recognizes a nurse who effectively communicates leadership skills through a professional poster presentation.

  • Dissertation AwardThe Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Dissertation Award recognizes a nurse whose doctoral dissertation is exceptionally meritorious and exemplifies a high standard of scholarship and knowledge development.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone AwardThe Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Doctor Of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Award recognizes a nurse whose DNP capstone project is exceptionally meritorious and exemplifies a high standard of scholarship and quality improvement.

Fall Awards:

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Award - The Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Undergraduate Scholarship award recognizes an undergraduate nursing student in need of financial assistance who demonstrates academic success as well as leadership potential and strong interpersonal skills. Award amount: $1,000 and certificate.

  • Graduate Scholarship Award - The Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Graduate Scholarship award recognizes a graduate nursing student in need of financial assistance who demonstrates academic success in graduate studies and exemplifies leadership qualities. Award amount: $1,000 and certificate. 
  • Research Grant Award - The Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Research Grant recognizes a nurse who has proposed a research project of high quality that demonstrates that nurse’s future promise as a nurse scientist. Grant amount: Up to $1,500 and certificate.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Grant- The Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi DNP Grant recognizes a nurse who is actively engaged in planning or conducting a scholarly project that has high potential to contribute to patient care quality, safety, or both. Grant amount: Up to $1,500 and certificate.