URI College of Nursing Hosts 2019 Awards Ceremony for Nursing Foundation's
Nurse Education Scholarships and Research Grants
The Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island (NFRI) awarded scholarships to 25 nursing students from area colleges at a ceremony held on July 17th at the University of Rhode Island. The Awards program was dedicated to the memory of Betsy Nield, former URI nursing faculty member and past President and co-founder of the Nursing Foundation. Barbara Wolfe, Dean of the College of Nursing, welcomed the students, their families and guests and thanked the Board members of the Nursing Foundation for their dedication to promoting nursing and nursing education.
NFRI President Trudy Mulvey was joined
by Foundation Trustees and donors in presenting the scholarship awards.“Thanks
to the generosity of our many donors, this is the largest group of scholarship
recipients in our history,” she said. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000
to $1,500, were awarded to students based on their good academic standing and
Student nurses selected for the scholarships awards, their school affiliation and designated donor fund awards are listed below:
The Betsy Nield Memorial Scholarship - Katie Christie (URI)
The Kathleen Gremel Memorial Scholarship - Sarah French (RI College)
The Clare Sullivan Leadership Award - Elizabeth Coelho, BS, RN (Sullivan and Schmeiding Funds)
Graduate Nurse Scholarships
St. Joseph - School of Nursing
Hillary Mielbye, Stettler Fund
Malick Sow, Stettler Fund
Ebony Tubman, Stettler Fund
Madison Silva, Stettler Fund
University of Rhode Island
Shea Poland, Murgurdichian Fund
Maisaa Albkkerat – URI, Ferrara Fund
The research award will fund study on the Nutritional Beliefs Perceptions and Practices of Arabic Speaking Middle Eastern Mothers.
Incorporated in 1991, the Foundation’s mission is to provide nursing scholarships, to award nursing research grants, and to support nursing in Rhode Island. Since its inception, it has awarded a total of $341,379 in Scholarships and $46,097 in research grants.