The North Colorado Medical Center Foundation awards approximately $90,000 annually in scholarships. Listed below are the details regarding each scholarship to be awarded in 2017:
The Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student (age 25 or older) who is pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). This two-year scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses.
The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. This scholarship provides $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work for the North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. Three of these scholarships will be awarded.
The Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by her son, Mike, and his wife, Marilynn, in memory of his mother. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who has been accepted into an accredited nursing program with plans to complete a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Two awards of $3,750 each will be awarded.
George A. Coleman and Beverly A. Peratino Nursing Scholarship was established by Beverly A. Peratino, RN, in 2014. Applicant must have been accepted into the Aims Community College Dual Enrollment Nursing Program with the University of Northern Colorado and seeking a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Applicant must agree to apply for a registered nurse position at NCMC upon completion of degree. This scholarship provides approximately $1,000 per year, and recipient may reapply annually.
NCMC Foundation Surgical Tech Scholarship is available to individuals studying to obtain an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Surgical Technology through courses offered at Colorado-based Community Colleges. Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work at NCMC upon completion of their degree.
David E. Bates, M.D. Memorial Award was established in through memorial contributions from numerous donors in his memory. This award is given annually to one individual completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine.
The Lily E. Widney Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory by the family of this long-time Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a North Colorado Medical Center employee in obtaining an Associate’s or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. This one-time award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree.
Sam Widney, M.D. Memorial Award was established through gifts from the Widney Family. This award is given annually to one or more individuals completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine.
The USA Scholarship was established to offer North Colorado Medical Center employees (or spouses/children of employees) working in environmental services positions the opportunity to further or complete their education through courses at a community college, technical school, or a university.
NCMC Volunteer Scholarship is available to assist any resident of Weld County in obtaining certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through Nurse Aide courses offered at Aims Community College. This Scholarship, established by the NCMC Volunteer’s, includes course tuition, certification testing fee, books and medical equipment required for course work.
The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at North Colorado Medical Center. The award serves to recognize and reward a group of individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The winning team shares a grant to be used for continuing education.
As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation annually awards these scholarships to individuals in the community and employees at the North Colorado Medical Center. To date, the NCMC Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 110 people. Some of these individuals have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at NCMC. Other recipients have chosen different paths. One went to work in a major metropolitan hospital emergency room, another joined the medical staff of a traveling clinic for Alaskan natives, and still another joined the teaching faculty of a university nursing program. Every NCMC Foundation scholarship recipient has a unique story to tell and all have worked very hard to achieve educational and career success.
Please feel free to call Donna Benson, Director of Planned Giving, if you would like more information about the NCMC Foundation scholarship program. She can be reached at 810-6773 or Donna.Benson@bannerhealth.com
Scholarship applications must be in the NCMC Foundation office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017.
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Please contact Donna Benson, Director of Planned Giving, at 970-810-6773 or Donna.Benson@bannerhealth.com, for additional information regarding the NCMC Foundation scholarship program or to contribute to an already established scholarship fund.
The NCMC Foundation and NCMC, Inc. will consider grant requests from NCMC departments as well as community organizations to fund projects or programs designed to enhance the health of our community and its citizens.