Fourteen nursing students were awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships as Trinity Health Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Nursing Scholarship Banquet January 14th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. The event brought students and supporters together to recognize recipients and honor contributors to the Foundation’s Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund. Foundation Chairman, Dr. Jeffrey Verhey, congratulated students and thanked donors who responded to the foundation’s goal to help ease a nationwide nursing shortage. 43 nursing students have received $145,000 in scholarships since the Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund was revised and expanded four years ago.
2019-2020 Trinity Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship Recipients
Alysia Rufsvold – Pursuing an ADN at DCB-Valley City; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“I sincerely appreciate the generosity shown by all of those who contributed to this scholarship. Going back to school later in life poses many financial challenges; however, I believe it also puts me in a unique situation of appreciating every moment of the opportunities I’ve been given. Without the selfless generosity from all of you, students such as myself would find it difficult, if not impossible, to pursue our dreams of becoming a nurse and helping others. These scholarship funds will ease the financial impact on me and my family this semester, and for that, I cannot thank you all enough.”
Annika Arnold – Pursuing a BSN at NDSU; anticipated graduation May 2020.
“Thank you for your generous donations that make this scholarship possible. I greatly appreciate your contributions to student nurses and the nursing profession, and I am extremely grateful to have received this scholarship. I will use this scholarship for my practicum this spring in Malawi, Africa. Thank you again!”
April Edwards – Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“Thank you to all who donated to the scholarship fund for making this opportunity available for me. I would also like to thank my parents, boyfriend, and co-workers for the support during this journey. I’m very thankful and honored to be chosen as a recipient for such a great scholarship.”
Jenae Orluck – Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“Thank you for choosing to invest in this scholarship, and in the future of nursing. It is so very much appreciated by me and the other students who have chosen to serve others by entering into this profession.”
Jenna Leier - Pursuing a BSN at UND; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“I would like to thank those who have made generous contributions to the Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fun. It is your support that allows nursing students to reach their goals.”
Jenna Routledge – Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation December 2020.
“I not only want to thank the donors who give to the Trinity Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship, but also those who work alongside the Foundation. It is such a great opportunity to be able to represent the Foundation and Trinity Health by being a recipient of this Scholarship. Thank you for your generosity and support in achieving my dreams!”
Jordan Eul – Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation May 2020.
“Thank you so much for your generous contribution to Trinity Health Foundation. Your support of this scholarship fund will enable me to fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse.”
Kali Swenson – Pursing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation date May 2020.
“I would like to express how grateful I am to everyone who made contributions to this scholarship. I feel extremely honored to have been chosen as a recipient. This scholarship will help me reach my goals and allow me to stress a little bit less. Again, your contributions are highly appreciated. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dreams.”
Kate Zimmerman - Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation May 2020.
“I am honored to have received the Trinity Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship. I want to thank all the financial contributors who made this possible for me. This scholarship is going to help me focus more on school during my last semester without the added financial stress. This is such a tremendous relief for me as I finish my nursing degree. Thank you and God bless!”
Linnzi Aberle – Pursuing an ADN at DCB-Minot; anticipated graduation May 2020.
“Thank you to Trinity Health Foundation for this great opportunity and thank you for your assistance in paying for college.”
Mandy Evers – Pursuing an ADN at DCB; anticipated graduation May 2020.
“Thank you so much! This scholarship means so much more than money. It means breathing room during this last semester. Knowing that I will have this scholarship to lean on frees my husband and me from worry. Thank you so much.”
Shaley McNally – Pursuing a BSN at MSU; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“I would like to thank Trinity Health Foundation for making this scholarship possible. I am so thankful for every donor and this scholarship means the world to me. I am so honored. Thank you so much again!”
Taylor Mattson – Pursuing a BSN at UND; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“I would like to thank everyone who made financial contributions to make this scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support for me becoming a nurse in the future.”
Tessa Pierson – Pursuing an ADN at DCB-Minot; anticipated graduation May 2021.
“I want to thank those who donated to make this scholarship possible. Receiving this scholarship will help me achieve my dream of being a nurse. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the generous donors.”
The Trinity Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund is the result of the generous donations of several individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations, including the Trinity Hospital School of Nursing Alumni. The Nursing Scholarship Endowment Fund is a qualified endowment per the North Dakota Century Code. Therefore, North Dakota residents, businesses, and financial institutions may qualify for a tax credit on the value of a current or planned gift to this endowment.