ANF Awards Scholarships to Alabama Nursing Students

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The Alabama Nursing Foundation (ANF) awarded seven scholarships at FACES ’17 on April 18, 2017 at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Academic scholarships were available to any Alabama resident enrolled in education leading to a nursing degree. This year’s awardees hailed from all over the state and included both nursing students and nurses who returned to school to further their education.

2017 Academic Scholarship Awardees

Alexis Strickland, Troy University
“My professional goal is to help as many people as I can during my career. I believe I was born to help.”

Mandy Brock, Auburn University Montgomery
“I want to become part of a team and use the knowledge that I have learned in school to make a difference.”

Carson Lee Hagood, Anderson College
“My main goal throughout my whole career as a nurse is to have a positive impact on my patients.”

Julia Adams, Samford University
“I believe becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist will allow me to help a larger population and make a greater impact giving back to my community.”

Wanting Min, University of Alabama in Birmingham
“There are varieties of nursing I want to do to help people. It is the beauty of nursing.”

Jeanette Atkinson, University of North Alabama
“I have always loved nursing and I stayed involved in committees within my organization to improve patient safety, customer service, and quality care.”

Wade Forehand, Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Leadership at UA
“One of my personal goals…is the pursuit of lifelong learning. I believe that one should never stop learning and self-improving.

Scholarships and Grants

In addition to these scholarships, up to four different grants will be awarded each year on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The grants must address a current Alabama health issue and priority will be given for projects that support the ASNA Strategic Plan and/or resolutions adopted by the ASNA House of Delegates. The amount is $500 per grant. Learn more about ANF and funding opportunities.

Through its functions, ANF not only offers scholarships and grants, but also addresses the critical issues facing the nursing profession in Alabama today. These functions are exclusively charitable, educational, scientific and literary and are intended to increase the visibility of nursing in the state. The primary mission of the Alabama Nurses Foundation is to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing and the nursing profession.

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