The Church of the Brethren provides scholarships of up to $2,000 for RN and graduate nurse candidates, and up to $1,000 for LPN candidates. These scholarships are awarded to a limited number of applicants each year, made possible by the Health Education and Research Endowment. The nursing scholarships are available to members of the Church of the Brethren enrolled in LPN, RN, or nursing graduate programs.
Here are stories from recipients of the scholarships, reported by Randi Rowan of the Church of the Brethren’s Discipleship Ministries:
Rebecca Bender comes from a family of nurses, but since she was young has had a strong desire to be an NICU nurse--she even reports writing a paper to that effect way back in the second grade. She was emphatic, “with God's help I will strive to be the best nurse I can be.”
Working in a long-term care facility fueled Krista Panone’s desire to be a nurse. She loves serving others and feels she can make an impact on many individuals, thereby making the community better through healthcare. She’s been down many different avenues, but the Lord has shown her that nursing is right where she belongs.
Find information on the scholarships, including an application form and instructions, at www.brethren.org/nursingscholarships . Applications and supporting documentation are due each year by April 1.