Louis F. Keifer - American Lung Association - Vigo County Unit Nursing Scholarship

Criteria

Major / Minor Requirements

No

Class Requirements

Preference for a graduate of a diploma or associate degree program working toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree, no applicant meets this criteria then consideration may be given to 3rd or 4th year student in the traditional program.

Minimum GPA Requirement

Can be continued based on a GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate or 3.0 for graduate students

Financial Need Requirement

Eligibility will be used on actual and continuing financial need as determined by the nursing scholarship committee.

Other Criteria

Preference for residents of Vigo County and surrounding counties regardless of race, sex, or creed. 

Recipient

Nathan Menge is currently a junior in his second semester of the Indiana State Baccalaureate Nursing Program. He is 23 years old and graduated from high school in 2008 from Terre Haute North Vigo High School. After taking two years off from school to participate in an internship in Texas, he returned to Indiana with the intent of pursuing an Associate degree in Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College but ultimately decided that a Bachelor's degree would be better and transferred to ISU with several classes already completed. Nathan plans to graduate in the spring of 2015 but does not have specific plans as to what area of nursing he wishes to enter, preferring to wait and learn more in later classes before making the decision. He is extremely grateful for the support he has received from his entire family, especially from his mother who is a practicing nurse and enjoys testing his knowledge and learning new information alongside him. Nathan sincerely appreciates being chosen as a scholarship recipient and thanks all who have been involved in enabling him to continue his education towards a nursing career.