During the 2016-2017 Fiscal year, Trinity Health Foundation expanded and enhanced its Nursing Scholarship Program. These changes were made in an effort to address the projected shortage of 800,000 nurses across the United States. The goal of the Nursing Scholarship Program is to build a vibrant and talented pool of nurses who will provide the best care possible and improve the health and wellness of our region.
More than 40 people applied to be considered for scholarships. Those who were selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship include:
- Kayla Camp, Minot, ND, attending Dakota College at Bottineau
- Raquel Flory, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
- Laura Hellmuth, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
- Alexandra Hemingson, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
- Heather Morton, Minot, ND, attending Jacksonville University
- Heather Oswalt, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
- Kylie Peterson, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
- Megan Schonberger, Minot, ND, attending Minot State University
Upon learning that they were selected for a scholarship, some of the recipients shared the following comments:
“I was excited to learn of my selection for this honor and I am very appreciative of your support. The financial assistance you have provided will help with my nursing school expenses and allow me to have more time to concentrate on my classes. I promise to strive to do my best in nursing school and too soon be able to give back to my community.” - Kayla Camp
“I feel extremely blessed and appreciative to have been chosen as a recipient of such an amazing gift. Your support means a lot to my family and me. Your generosity has inspired me to want to one day give back to nursing students and help them achieve their goal just as you have aided me to do the same.” - Raquel Flory
“Thank you sincerely to all who contributed to the Trinity Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship. Your kindness and generosity is so greatly appreciated. Your positive impact on the lives of future nurses will not be forgotten.” - Laura Hellmuth
“Thank you so much for this generous scholarship. This opens so many doors for me personally and professionally. I am able to focus more on academics, extracurricular opportunities and my family.” - Alexandra Hemingson
A banquet was held in May 2017 to recognize these students and their achievements.
The opportunity given to these students would not have been possible without the many wonderful donations that have been given to the Nursing Scholarship Fund. We cannot thank the donors enough for not only making a difference in the lives of these students, but for also impacting the lives of the patients and families that these students will serve on a daily basis after their graduation.
We hope to continue to grow the Nursing Scholarship Fund and assist more students in the future. If you would like to partner with us by making donations to this fund so that we can overcome the nursing shortage and make a positive difference in the healthcare of our region, please contact the Trinity Health Foundation office at (701)857-5432 or (701)857-2430 and one of our staff members would be happy to assist you.
Click the flyer below to access the Nursing Scholarship Application.