Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Endowment Scholarship


Major / Minor Requirements


Class Requirements


Minimum GPA Requirement

Upper 25% of high school graduating class and B average or its equivalent. 

Financial Need Requirement


Other Criteria

U.S. citizen, Permanent resident of Indiana. Refrain from use of controlled drugs and / or tobacco.  Recipients shall not participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Read about Mr. and Mrs. Stanley.


Kari Arnold is currently in her last semester of her MS degree with a major in nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration.  She graduated from ISU with her BS in 2007 and moved to Evansville, IN shortly after.  She currently works at a local hospital on an Orthopedic/Total Joint Replacement unit where she cares for patients who have a variety of orthopedic problems or have had a joint replacement surgery.  After graduation, she hopes to work in a family practice office where she can provide quality care for patients across the lifespan.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and her 3 year old daughter who have been extremely supportive in her pursuit for graduate education.  She is forever grateful for being chosen as a scholarship recipient and would like to thank everyone at ISU for the opportunity to further her nursing career.

Andrea Baysinger is currently in her final year of academic study towards completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration of the nursing MS program. Her past 22 years of nursing includes experience in Med/Surg, Quality Management, and Education.  Most recently she has served at a 25 bed critical access hospital in a rural community with a focus on clinical and community education. Her background also includes experience as marketing/communication director, associate health nurse, bioterrorism/emergency preparedness coordinator and regulatory compliance coordinator. She is currently working as adjunct faculty at ISU. Her family life includes children Wyatt (17) & Sydney (13) and married to husband David for 20 years. The decision to further her education to become an FNP has been a career goal for many years.  Born and raised in a small community is west central Indiana, she has experienced through her work in community health, the impact access to healthcare can have on not just the individual but the community as a whole. She finds the rural health setting one that appeals to her sense of community, while providing much needed preventative health care services and chronic disease management to those in the community. Her career goal is to focus on the rural health setting in the community where she lives. Andrea hanks the University Foundation for the award and considers the scholarship not only an investment in her personally, but an investment in the community she intends to serve.

Holly Coats received her BSN from Indiana University in May 2011. She is currently finishing up her MS with an FNP concentration.  She currently lives in Freelandville, IN and has been married to Eric for 10 years and has 2 little girls- Hayden 5 and Henley 2.  Finishing school with 2 small children hasn't been easy, but she has a very supportive family who assisted her in reaching her career goals.  Her main nursing loves include cardiology and oncology, but after her program completion she wants to work in the rural areas in which she resides to help those living there have better access to primary care and preventative services. This is the second year in a row Holly has received funds from the Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Endowment Scholarship and she is extremely thankful.  She states that she feels extremely blessed to be granted this honor and is thankful for the all hard work the individuals involved in granting these funds perform.

Joyce Cox has enjoyed the academic journey through Indiana State University's Nursing Program. "I guess you could say I have been an inspiration to my children and grandchildren. You see, I believe you are never too old to learn; or teach! We all have a purpose while we walk on this earth. I truly appreciate this opportunity as well as the financial support so graciously given." Joyce will complete a Post-Master's Certificate in December 2013. Her plans are to continue working with veterans. She says, "Again, thank-you to all that have made this an enjoyable and rewarding experience."

Kelsie Goings, daughter of Kraig and Kandi Goings from Angola, Indiana.  She has a twin sister also in nursing and a younger sister who both attend ISU.  Kelsie was a 2011 graduate from Angola High School in Angola, Indiana.  Kelsie will be a junior this fall pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a goal to receive her RN license.  She would someday be interested in working within a Labor and Delivery department.  Kelsie is employed during the summer months at a local hospital in her hometown, where she is a nurse technician.  Kelsie would like to give sincere thanks to Donald and Mary Jo Stanley for helping her to pursue her goals. 

Melissa Jallow received her BS with a major in nursing from Indiana State University in December 2011. She is currently in the graduate nursing program pursuing her FNP, and plans to graduate December 2014. Her career goals are to work in a rural health setting, serving under insured and uninsured patient populations.  Currently Melissa works at the Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis and works periodically in the Indianapolis Schools as a substitute nurse.  Melissa is very grateful, and feels extremely blessed for the scholarship awarded to her by the ISU Foundation.  She is also very grateful to all the supportive professors at ISU who have encouraged her during her academic journey.

Katherine McCalla Gilliatt received her BSN in 1979 and her MSN with Adult NP focus in 2008 from Indiana University.  She chose to pursue her post-masters certificate in Family Practice from ISU and graduated in December 2010.  She had such a positive experience at ISU that she chose to pursue her Doctor of Nursing Practice at ISU and started her classes in the fall of 2012.  She currently practices in a Wellness clinic that serves both clients who have insurance as well as those who do not.  She comes from a family that was medically oriented.  Her father practiced medicine in a small town for almost 50 years.  He instilled in his 7 children the need to help others and the need for health care in rural areas. This has been Katherine’s primary focus for her NP practice.  He also was passionate about education and made sure she and her siblings pursued college. Her passion, when she is not pursuing higher education at ISU, is to complete a Naturopathic degree and hopes to integrate both degrees into her own practice. Her blended family has 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.   She is most grateful and honored to have been one of the recipients of the Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Endowment Scholarship and cannot thank then enough for this honor.

Lindsay Morgan is a junior in the Nursing Program. She is married with two daughters ages 8 and 3. She is hopeful she will one day work in pediatric oncology, but ultimately hopes to inspire her two daughters to set high goals and work hard to achieve them. Lindsay was so honored to receive this scholarship through the Indiana State University Foundation. Lindsay believes it is so important to work and do her very best and apply for all of the scholarships that you can possible qualify for, the worst they can say is not at this time. These awards have tremendously helped her become one step closer to her dream on being the best nurse she can be.

Jeanne Potts received her MSN/WHNP from Indiana University in 1985 and her Post Master's certificate with an FNP concentration from Indiana State University in 2011.  She is starting her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Indiana State University in the Fall 2013. Jeanne has taught numerous courses for Indiana State University, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services. She is  the course coordinator for the undergraduate online Comprehensive Health Assessment course. Jeanne is also employed full  time as a nurse practitioner in  a busy rural health care family practice office.   Jeanne is happily married and has two grown children.  Her daughter is a physician and her son is a golf pro.  Jeanne’s career goals are to increase her teaching assignments while continuing in private practice.  Jeanne is very grateful for this scholarship award from the Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Endowment Scholarship and the Indiana State University Foundation.

Donna Purviance graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School as Salutatorian in 1978.
She then graduated from Lincoln Christian College,  Lincoln, Illinois, in 1983, Magna Cum Laude,  with a B.A. in Christian Education with the intent of working with at-high-risk children middle school age and high school aged, with an emphasis on those rejected, forgotten, in need of healing. She then graduated with her BSN in 1987 from Mennonite College of Nursing, Bloomington, Illinois (which is now a part of Illinois State University). Donna returned to Terre Haute and began working at Union Hospital as staff RN from August, 1987 to Oct, 2003.  While at Union Hospital, positions held included emergency department, cardiac intensive care, endoscopy, ambulatory surgery, and pain clinic.  She fell in love with the chronic pain patient.  She also worked ICU at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis, and Indiana University Medical Center (resource team floating through all the ICUs-->neuro and medical,  bone marrow transplant, and multi-visceral transplant ICUs) until graduating with her FNP in August 2009 with a 4.0 from USI with an MSN.  Donna has taught clinicals at ISU for NURS 424 and pharmacology.  She also began working at UAP Clinic with Dr. Mark D. Clark in the chronic pain management office in August 2009.  Her passion has been to work with people in pain as evidenced by her mission in working with youth, and now with adults in chronic pain.  Chronic pain is multifaceted and requires more than one treatment option.  Often, these individuals have pain that encompasses the physical, spiritual, psychological, and social realms.  Society and community also are intertwined.  Being a change agent for these people's healing and for the community brings Donna personal satisfaction. 

Natalie Rinehart is currently a senior in the Indiana State Baccalaureate Nursing Program.  Natalie is 34 years old and is married to her husband Keith of 11 years and is the proud mother of 2 wonderful children Zoe – 9 and Zane – 6.  Natalie’s career goals have always centered on nursing and she has been working towards this goal for many years while working full time hours and raising a family.  Natalie currently is employed with Hendricks Regional Health in Danville working in the Emergency Department for 12 years and plans to work as an Emergency Room / Trauma nurse after graduating.  Natalie feels very blessed to have a great support network of friends and family and is very appreciative of the scholarship from the Stanley Endowment Scholarship Foundation.

Duane Seaborne received his BS with major in nursing from Kent State University in Kent, OH. in 1996.  In 2010 after many years of clinical practice, Duane decided it was time to pursue graduate studies at Indiana State University, he is presently pursuing a MS in Nursing with a Nursing Administration concentration.  Duane plans to graduate December 2013.  His career goals are to continue to work in the perioperative setting.  Duane presently serves as the clinical manager of surgical services at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, IN. He plans to continue his service at HRH upon graduation, assisting to move this Magnet hospital forward into the future.  Duane is the proud father of 3 wonderful  children, Hunter-11, Donovan-7, and Delaney-6.  Duane is extremely humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Donald and Mary Jo Stanley Endowment Scholarship.  Special thanks to the entire ISU organization.

Stacey Smith received her MS and FNP from the University of South Florida in 1992.  She is currently pursuing her DNP at Indiana State University and plans to graduate in May 2014.  Stacey has worked at Sullivan Family Practice in Sullivan Indiana for the past 18 years and has been an adjunct professor at ISU for several years.  After graduation Stacey hopes to increase her time spent teaching for ISU.  She has been married to Cory for 26 years and they have 4 children.  Alex is a junior at Indiana University and Tucker will begin his freshman year at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana this year.  Eli is a freshman in high school and Anastasia will be a fifth-grader this fall.   Stacey spends her free time watching her children compete in soccer matches, basketball, baseball, and volleyball games as well as competitive cheer and dance.  When she manages some free time, Stacey enjoys reading, running and working in her yard.