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Mount Union Nursing Students Earn Local Scholarships

September 02, 2020

BARBERTON, Ohio — Two University of Mount Union nursing students recently earned scholarships from the Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation out of Barberton, Ohio.

Makenzie Grice ‘22, a nursing major of Wadsworth, Ohio was the inaugural recipient of The Christine Elaine Weigand RN Memorial Scholarship and The Carol A. Storad Nursing Excellence Scholarship went to Kennedy Griest ’22, a nursing major of Howell, Michigan. The Foundation awarded 12 scholarships totaling $30,000 to area students.

“Things are a little different this year,” said Dr. Douglas A. Gormley, chair of the Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation. “We are disappointed we couldn’t host our luncheon, but we appreciate everyone’s flexibility. The students did exceptionally well in their Zoom interviews. I’m always impressed by their achievements and goals as future nurses.” 

Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation is a private and independent philanthropic organization that provides grants to charitable organizations that share its mission to provide health and wellness opportunities for citizens of Barberton and contiguous counties.

“The Department of Nursing faculty and students continue to impress me beyond my wildest expectations,” said Dr. Tim Meyers, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Mount Union. “Makenzie and Kennedy, two of our exemplar junior nursing students, should be commended for receiving these prestigious scholarships. The Department of Nursing and I are very impressed and proud of these two.”

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