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Foundation of the NSNA Awards Over $168,000 in Scholarships


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April 27, 2011 - The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) has awarded 109 scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year. Scholarship recipients and sponsors were recognized during the National Student Nurses’ Association 59th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 6 – 10, 2011. The Scholarship Selection committees, made up of faculty and students, met at FNSNA headquarters in February 2011 to review scholarship applications submitted by hundreds of applicants. Applications for the 2012-13 academic will be available this summer on the NSNA website at www.nsna.org.

Sponsors and recipients of the FNSNA Annual Scholarship Program are listed as follows:

3M Health Care/Littman Stethoscope Scholarship
Sponsored by: 3M Health Care
Lacey Alexander, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Kristi Clarke, Platt College, Aurora, CO       
Christin Tarrant, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ
Kelly Dietz, Malone University, Canton, OH
Morgan Franco, Palm Beach Atlantic Unviversity, West Palm Beach, FL
Anne Hahn, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
Hillary Hiemenz, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Andrea Laermans, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL
Katlin Snyder, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

A.J. Jannetti Career Mobility Scholarship & A.J. Jannetti Scholarship
Sponsored by: Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Cindy Coffman, Cox College of Nursing, Springfield, MO
Dina Salvatore, Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing, Lexington, KY

AACN Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships & AACN Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship
Sponsored by: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Cheryl Christopherson, University of New Mexico College of Nursing, Albuquerque, NM
Kaitlin Fleischman, Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville, IL
Christa Johnson, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
April Keith, Harding University, Searcy, AR
Rachael Knox, Montana State University College of Nursing, Bozeman, MT
Claudia Lobo, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
Jeffrey Louritt, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
Amy Monteverde, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Nicole Robinson, Baker University School of Nursing, Baldwin City, KS
Kathryn Taylor, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

AANA Scholarships
Sponsored by: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Haneen Alwawi, University of St. Francis, Joilet, IL
Melanie Hengesbaugh, Madonna University School of Nursing, Livonia, MI

ANNA Scholarship
Sponsored by: American Nephrology Nurses' Association

Raquel Wallace, South University, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Bank of America Scholarship
Sponsored by: Bank of America

Jessica Walters, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC

Catholic Healthcare West Scholarships
Sponsored by: Catholic Healthcare West

Christina Code, Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
Stephanie Hill, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX
Avanell Lopez, Harding University, Searcy, AR

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated Nursing Scholarship
Sponsored by: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Livina Eshlet, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Decision Critical Nursing Student Excellence Scholarship
Sponsored by: Decision Critical, Inc.
Cortney Morgan, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

Elsevier, proud publisher of Mosby and Saunders nursing titles Scholarships
Sponsored by: Elsevier, proud publisher of Mosby and Saunders nursing titles

Rebecca Evangelista, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
Keith Redington, Milwaukee School of Engineering SON, Milwaukee, WI

ENA Scholarship
Sponsored by: Emergency Nurses Association

Phallon Thomas, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Gannett Heathcare Group Scholarships
Sponsored by: Gannett Healthcare Group

Rose Keith, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Jenna Kindley, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Kate Lassig, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX
Kaleigh McClinton, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship for Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Sponsored by: Endowment Established by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, Trustee
Sarah Beskow, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Jennifer Grey Buenaventura, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
Kayla Munk, Mount Carmel College, Columbus, OH
Melissa Ozmore, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Jamie Schmitt, Herzing University, Crystal, MN
Emily Zoino, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Infusion Nurses Society Student Leadership Scholarship
Sponsored by: Infusion Nurses Society

Cindy Haines, Regis University, Denver, CO

Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future Scholarships
Sponsored by: Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future
Debra Baker, Midland University, Fremont, NE
Mandee Barrera, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Jill Benson, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Daphne Brutus, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
Brittany Farley, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Amy Funk, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Shama Gresseau, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Janasa Herndon, Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland, OR
Kelly Johnson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Julie Joseph, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thea Moss, Cox College/Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Kaitlyn Newman, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI
Jessica Noffsinger, Linfield College, Portland, OR
Samantha Paradis, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Elizabeth Richmond, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Natalie Schott, University of Nebraska Medical Center Northern Division, Omaha, NE
Meghan Sullivan, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Landau "Lives Made Better" Scholarships
Sponsored by: Landau Uniforms, Inc.

Joseph Freeman, Newberry College, Newberry, SC
Carrie McCarthy, New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI
Danielle Shega, Kaplan College San Diego, San Diego, CA
Timothy Tobin, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Mayo Clinic Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships
Sponsored by: Mayo Clinic

Jessica Mae Domingo, Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Chloe Jordan, University of Southern Nevada, Henderson, NV
Marina Nedospasova, University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa, AL

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Scholarship
Sponsored by: National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Hailey McGill, University of South Carolina Upstate-Mary Black School of Nursing, Spartanburg, SC

ONS Scholarship
Sponsored by: Oncology Nursing Society

Amber Jones, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Alice Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc.

Wallina Sylvestre, South University, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Cleo Doster Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc.

Lebron Allen, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Jeanette Collins Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc.

Amy Liesenfelt, Rush University, Chicago, IL

Mary Ann Tuft Scholarships
Sponsored by: The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc.

Sarah Kujawa, Platt College, Aurora, CO
Christina Spenla, Rivier College, Nashua, NH

Pfizer Oncology Nursing Scholarships
Sponsored by: Pfizer, Inc.
Nicole Demas, South University, Tampa, FL
Jessica Maitre, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Casey McLellan, Barnes Jewish College - Goldfarb School of Nursing, St. Loius, MO
Lindsay Nilsson, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
April Shutleff, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Providence Health & Services- Oregon Scholarship
Sponsored by: Providence Health & Services-Oregon

Andre Wisdom, South University, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship
Sponsored by: Sigma Theta Tau International
Adebisi Orija, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

The McKesson Scholarships
Sponsored by: McKesson Corporation
Tawny Barrick, National University, La Jolla, CA
Darcy Boehm, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
Crystal Delgado Coates, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Jennifer Duff, Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
Dorothea Emamian, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Symone Everett-Day, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Kelly Haefke, Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
Lauren Hughes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
Abigail Jenkins, Gardner-Webb School of Nursing, Boiling Springs, NC
Erin Kirkpatrick, The Christ College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH
Kristina Korchevskaya, Case Western Reserve - Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
Marie McClure, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Rachel Menard, Husson University, Bangor, ME
Rachel Moran, Harding University, Searcy, AR
Lindsey Pretsch, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephanie Rienschield, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
Rachael Rogers, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Tegan Smith, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland, OR
Melissa Watrous, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Celeste Wouden, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Thomas H. Edwards Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Sponsored by: Thomas H. Edwards Memorial Endowment
Tiara Grafelman, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

ADN Leadership Scholarship
Sponsored by: Wilma LaCava
Kerry Carlisle, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Scholarships
Sponsored by: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sarah Bohlman, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Krystle Gutzman, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Nicole Lee, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Macak, ITT Technical Institute, Orland Park, IL
Kaitlyn Wyatt, Harding University, Searcy, AR


The following students and faculty selected the scholarship recipients:

General Scholarship Selection Committee 
Annette Bispham, Nursing Student, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Rauldon Boyce, Nursing Student, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Bridget Dignan, Nursing Stude nt, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Lorraine Emeghebo, RN, EdD, Faculty, Molloy Collge, Rockville Centre, NY
Kenesha Hall, Nursing Student, Adelphia University, Garden City, NY
Geraldine Valencia-Go, PhD, RN,  Faculty, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Promise of Nursing Selection Committee
Helen C. Ballestas, PhD, RN, Faculty, Adelphia University, Garden City, NY
Amauche Obi-Eyisi, Nursing Student, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, NY
Joseph Saladino, RN, MS, NPP, Faculty, Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, NY
Carol-Grace Toussie Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF, Faculty, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Ashley E. Traczuk, Nursing Student, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, in Memory of Frances Tompkins, NSNA’s first executive director (1952-1970), was established in 1974 as a 501(C) (3) charitable foundation. Through its annual scholarship award program, FNSNA has provided over two million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate nursing students.

Source: National Student Nurses’ Association


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