ANF Awards Scholarships to Alabama Nursing Students

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The Helen Wilson Leadership Scholarship is available to any current Alabama Association Nursing Student (AANS) member who has completed at least 12 nursing credit hours. Applicants must be enrolled in a RN Nursing program. It is awarded to an AANS member who has evidence of leadership and/or community involvement. The 2017 award winners are all enrolled at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The following were awarded their scholarships in August, 2017.

Kristina Faw

Ms. Faw has been an active member of UAH’s Association of Nursing Students (ANS) since attending the college. She has served on the Board as Secretary, Vice President Elect, and President. She has received scholarships and has been inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International – Beta Phi Chapter.


Frederick Richardson

Mr. Richardson has been a member of his local chapter since his Freshman year. He has participated in several volunteer projects in his community. He has received several honors and awards and currently serves as the Communication Director for AANS. Mr. Richardson plans to join ASNA upon graduation.


Marissa Walker

Ms. Walker has been a member of UAH’s local chapter of AANS since her first semester of Nursing School. She volunteers and is active in several community projects. Her future plans include running for a board position in AANS and becoming an ASNA member following graduation.


Scholarships and Grants Are Available!

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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