“Education is one of the ways for our country to continue climbing out of our economic slump. I hope that these scholarships, in some small part, can help fund a solid education for America’s future nurses.”
(PRWEB) January 06, 2012
Scrubshopper.com is sponsoring the Greta James Memorial Nursing Scholarship. In remembrance of Greta James, ScrubShopper will award two $2,500 scholarships to nursing students. Candidates for these scholarships will include persons currently attending or enrolled to attend nursing school. The scholarship winners will be determined by their peers in the nursing profession through an online voting system. To be considered for the Greta James Memorial Scholarship, candidates must answer each of the following two questions in 250 words or less:
What made you decide to go into the field of nursing?
What makes you a qualified candidate to receive this scholarship?
John James M.D., CEO of Acumen Brands and ScrubShopper.com, developed a passion for the nursing profession through the influence and example of his mother, a night shift LPN. She trained to be a nurse later in life and graduated from nursing school in her fourties. To prepare John for medical school, his mother encouraged him to spend a few summers working as an orderly. Being a nurse’s assistant enabled him to see his mother’s dedication and compassion for patients firsthand. She taught him that character, compassion, and connecting with the patient was 90% of the job. Unfortunately, Greta James passed away just before John was accepted to medical school. “My mother was an inspiration to me and my family. If it were not for her I would have never have pursued medical school,” James said. The Greta James Memorial Scholarship is his small way of honoring his mother by giving back to the nursing community. These scholarships were established as a testament to her passion and commitment towards the field of nursing.
James stated, “Education is one of the ways for our country to continue climbing out of our economic slump. I hope that these scholarships, in some small part, can help fund a solid education for America’s future nurses.”
To apply for the scholarship please visit: http://www.scrubshopper.com/scholarship. Application deadline is Friday February 3rd for the spring semester award.