July 2016
Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island

Awards 2016 Nurse Education Scholarships

The Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island (NFRI) awarded scholarships to eighteen nursing students from area colleges at a ceremony held on July 26nd at Rhode Island College,Dean Jane Williams welcomed the students, Nursing Foundation Trustees and guests. NFRI President Trudy Mulvey was joined by Foundation Trustees and donors in presenting the scholarship awards. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000, were awarded to students based on their good academic standing and demonstrated need.

Student nurses selected for the scholarships awards, their school affiliation and designated donor fund awards are listed below:

Community College of Rhode Island

  • Nicolasa Husing, Zanella Fund
  • Hannah Sherman, Sherman Fund

Rhode Island College

  • Katrina Chhim, McGarry Fund
  • Merna Chung, Betsy Neild Scholarship
  • Miriam Cardenas, RIF Fund
  • Amy DiMuccio, Sweetland-Fry Fund
  • Jared Podmaska, Enright Fund
  • Darshelle Ramos, RIF Fund
  • Rai Singh, Zakariah Tefft Scholarship
  • Arelis Valerio, RIF Fund
  • Christopher Whitcomb, RIF Fund

St. Joseph ‐ School of Nursing

  • Tanya Johnson, Ferrara Fund
  • Joyce Pons, Ferrara Fund
  • Bridget Murphy, Briant Fund

University of Rhode Island

  • Tracy Gelsomino, Drew-Lewis Fund
  • Mamai Soben, RIF Fund

New England Institute of Technolohy

  • Aanuoluwapo Akinjagunla, RIF Fund
  • Heather Arnold, RIF Fund
*Rhode Island Foundation Fund ‐Ida Jean Orlando Endowment

2016 Research Award

  • Chakri Kuakumjad a nursing graduate student from URI received a research award to fund his study on the -Health Care Needs of Street Children in Thailand.-

Incorporated in 1991, the Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The non-profit Foundation has awarded 247 nursing scholarships and 19 nursing research grants since its inception. "We want to thank all our nursing colleagues and donors for their continued support of our mission," said NFRI President Trudy Mulvey.


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