Nearly 300 guests enjoyed the annual Scholarship Reception held at the Spalding Pastoral Center. We celebrated our College of Nursing student's success and honored the donors who made their scholarships possible!
Inspiring speakers shared their stories...
William Kapraun introduced the new “Carmella (Knoblauch) Kapraun Scholarship” to honor his mother, a 1947 graduate.
Senior Student, Kelly Mixon shared her College of Nursing experience and spoke on behalf of all students to express appreciation for scholarships received.
Alumni, Theresa Temborius shared her inspiring journey from the Saint Francis diploma program, RN-BSN program and MSN program overcoming challenging obstacles.
RECORD NUMBER OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED!
It was truly a momentous day for Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. Reflecting our commitment to financial assistance, scholarships were awarded to 105 students, the largest group in the history of the college!
2012/2013 Scholarship Recipients
THE NEED IS GREAT… SO ARE OUR DONORS
In these uncertain economic times, many organizations find their coffers shrinking.
Our college, however, has been blessed with dedicated individuals and business whose generosity is unmatched. Many are former students themselves who understand and appreciate the value of our nursing programs. Thanks to their support, scholarships are now offered to both new and current students. (For a complete list of scholarships available, please click on the link to Student Finance.)
Photo: Philip L. Graves & Carol Kenney Graves Scholarship, Recipient Katharina Ward.
OUR STUDENTS VOICE THEIR GRATITUDE
“During these economic times, your investment in my education gives me faith and even more determination to do the very best that I can. You have made it easier for me to obtain my dream and I could not thank you enough for your kind hearted helpfulness.”
“This scholarship means so much to me. I chose Saint Francis College of Nursing because of its educational focus and the people…the instructors are so passionate about what they teach. There was really no other choice for me.”
"It is comforting to know that there are such generous people out there, such as yourselves, who give to those in need. I am excited for the future ahead for me. I would like to thank you so much for your generous sponsorship."
This generous gift will greatly lighten my financial concerns. I remain determined to be the first within my family to complete a college education. With this scholarship, my goal is within reach."
“I have known a number of people who have graduated from Saint Francis and they speak so highly of the outstanding education they received. It is my hope to live up to---and continue----that legacy.”
“In these hard economic times, I struggle to attend school and care for my family…so every bit counts and is great appreciated!”
“It is evident that everyone at the College is there to guide and support us, not only as students, but outside of school as well. It is comforting to know that I have such a big support system behind me.
Photo (Right): "Living the Dream": Brian Alexander Scholarship, Recipient Bradley Bock.
(Left): Sue Swietek Memorial Scholarship, Recipient AJ Abrahamsen.
NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS… AND THE “RIPPLE EFFECT”
When we help one student we help the world.
Can one person truly make a difference? We believe so. At Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, we are passionately committed to the personal and professional development of each and every student.
Like a drop in a still pond, there is a ripple effect. When we help a student today, he or she will care for many patients and touch many lives. Those patients will heal…and in turn, go on to help others throughout the world.
Scholarships are what make this all possible! Special thank you to our new contributors this year.
Carmella (Knoblauch) Kapraun Scholarship (Class of 1947)
Established by her children, in loving memory and tribute to Carmella’s life of caring and giving to others.
William D Martin Memorial Scholarship
Established by Kimberly Martin Pearson (class of 1984) and family in loving memory of their father and with gratitude for the nurses who make a difference in the lives of the patients and families they touch.
Matthew and Alexandra Shunick Scholarship
As 1997 and 1996 graduates of Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, the Shunicks understand the challenges a student may have in completing their education when faced with a medically taxing situation. This scholarship is established to encourage today’s student dealing with hardship towards successful completion of their nursing education.
If you are interested in funding a scholarship, please know we would be delighted to welcome you to our Community of Caregivers. For more information, please contact Curt Leroy at email@example.com or Jan Boundy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo (Right): William D Martin Memorial Scholarship, Recipient Hilary Holmes.
(Left): Carmella (Knoblauch) Kapraun Scholarship, Recipients Amanda Tippet, Brianna Kalkwarf, Michelle Stickelmaier, Kelly Mixon, Lukas Rocke.