Penn State Students Receive Nursing Foundation Scholarships

December 21, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two Penn State undergraduate students in the School of Nursing are among the eight students nationwide to receive a 2011 Pauline Thompson Nursing Education Scholarship from the Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP). Julie M. Danna and Sheila Kay Shaffer each received a $1,000 scholarship from the foundation, which gives the awards to nursing students who exemplify academic achievement, leadership and community service.

The Pauline Thompson scholarship fund was established by staff and friends of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) in memory of Pauline Thompson, the mother of PSNA’s former executive administrator, Jessie Rohrer. The recipients were honored at the PSNA and NFP Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27, 2011 at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pa.

More than 75 nursing students have benefited from this scholarship since being established in 1995. To learn more about NFP and additional scholarship opportunities, visit NFP is organized and operated to support PSNA’s efforts to enhance nursing and health care.

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