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Students receive scholarships from several local agencies celebrating their commitment to nursing

For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2012
Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

May has been a big month for School of Nursing students, who were honored with scholarships and awards at several local events earlier this month.

Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization- May 5, 2012

Mary Mahoney Professional Nursing Organization honored three School of Nursing students with scholarships: Awet Abbera, BSN student; Mustapha Hydara, PhD student, and Marie-Anne Sanon, who plans to complete her PhD in June. The May 5th Scholarship Reception also honored students from North Seattle Community College, University of Washington Tacoma, Shoreline Community College and Seattle University. Learn more about the Mary Mahoney Professional Nursing Organization and their scholarship programs here.

King County Nurses Association (KCNA) Annual Meeting and Spring Banquet- May 10, 2012

KCNA honored six UW School of Nursing students with Scholarship Awards at its annual meeting and spring banquet at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club. Pamella Guntrum, DNP student and Chao-Yin Li, PhD student we recipients of the Valerie Weiss Memorial Scolorship, honoring a nurses professional commitment. Amina Adhami, ABSN student, Christopher Diangco, ABSN student; Elmira Jangi, BSN student and Charisse Timbol, BSN student all received Basic Scholarships, intended for students pursuing initial licensure as RNs. The UW SoN represented half of all scholarship recipients at the KCNA event. Learn more about KCNA here.

UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Educational Opportunity Program Celebration, Fete and Honors- May 10, 2012

This event featured the outstanding achievements, inspiring stories, and academic success of UW EOP students. EOP awards are presented to students who have made impressive contributions to our campus and community, while achieving academic excellence. 2012 Scholarship recipients included Joshua Buenavista and Charisse Timbol, both BSN students.  You can learn more about the celebration here.  

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging also recently announced the 2012-13 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients. Scholarships included: HEALTHY AGING DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS that went to PhD students Jane Chung and Musetta Fu. The healthy aging undergraduate research scholarship went to BSN student Kelly Ridge.

Congratulations to all of our students, and many thanks to the agencies that help make their nursing education possible!

Photo caption: Mary Mahoney Scholarship winners with Inteirm Dean Pamela Mitchell and Shirley Gilford of MMPNO.


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