College of Nursing

Scholarship

Lynn Clark Callister Endowed Scholarship

Paul and Susan Gilbert created the Lynn Clark Callister Endowed Scholarship in honor of Paul's sister, Lynn Callister. Lynn is a respected and prolific author and professor at BYU College of Nursing. She graduated from BYU magna cum laude and went on to earn her master’s degree in maternal and child nursing from Wichita State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Lynn began teaching at the College of Nursing in 1988.

Susan said the scholarship is for someone who exemplifies the qualities of Lynn Callister: hard work, compassion, intelligence, dedication, selflessness, and integrity.

“She has dedicated over 20 years to advancing nursing at BYU,” Susan said. “She exemplifies the caring and dedication of a good nurse. She cares about training others to follow in her footsteps.”

During her time at BYU, Lynn has been a leader on many college and university committees. Her nursing scholarship has contributed to advancing research within the college. Lynn has been a reviewer for numerous journals and publications such as “Journal of Perinatal Education” and “Women’s Health.” She has received many honors and awards for her excellence as a nurse educator, including becoming a 2003 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She was recently awarded the BYU College of Nursing Faculty Professorship of the Healer’s Art. She is the first to receive this award.

Paul and Susan Gilber met while attending BYU. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. After graduating from BYU, Paul in history and Susan in English and speech, Paul attended law school at the University of California at Berkley. Susan later attended law school at Arizona State University. They have four children, all graduates of BYU, and 19 grandchildren. This scholarship will support nursing student education for years to come. It will be a great blessing to them in developing a life-long career as a nurse. Thank you, Paul and Susan Gilbert and Dr. Lynn Callister.