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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nursing Scholarship

Recently, my wife and I met with the Foundation Executive for the local college.  We decided to start a full scholarship for a non-traditional Nursing student and wanted to know how to do it.  It turned out to be very easy and we agreed.  Last week we received 8 applications and essays to review.  Most didn't fit our pre-established criteria for a non-traditional student; however, two applications stood out.  It would be a very tough decision to select just one.  Pamela was on the phone with her mother catching up and mentioned the scholarship.  Without hesitation she said," let me fund the second student."  Problem solved, just like that.  Can't wait to make the announcements.  It is so rewarding to be able to truly make a difference in someone's life and, in this case, two individuals and their families.

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