Nine Prairie View A&M students receive nursing scholarship
HOUSTON – June 14, 2010 – At a recent luncheon at the Junior League of Houston, the Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation (HNEF) awarded academic scholarships to nine Prairie View A&M students dedicated to pursuing a nursing career. Scholarships were awarded according to academics, leadership ability, community involvement, financial need and commitment to pursuing a professional nursing career in the Houston area. Scholarship recipients receive up to $3,000 per year for their freshman and sophomore years and $4,000 per year for their junior and senior years to be applied towards tuition, books and/or fees.
The nine Prairie View A&M recipients are Martha Adu, Brittany Butler, LaQuisha Davis, Rania Ebrahim, Khadine Haye, Keidra Hyatt, Joy Nwakor, KaDeidra Sewell and Felicia Villarreal. Adu, originally from Ghana, will complete her bachelor’s degree in May 2012. Butler, a member of PVA&M Nursing Association, a Panther Advisory Leader and a member of the Campus Activities Board, will be a junior this fall. Davis will be a freshman this fall. The historian for the Nursing Association, Ebrahim will be starting her sophomore year. Haye, a member of the National Student Nurses Association and Prairie View International Student Nurses Organization, will complete her bachelor’s in nursing in May 2012. Hyatt will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May 2012. Nwakor is scheduled to graduate in December 2011. Sewell will be a freshman this fall, and Villarreal is a senior.
More than 50 students are currently receiving assistance from the Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation (HNEF), which was founded in 1994 and strives to make a critical difference in the health of the greater Houston community by providing nursing scholarships and community grants. For a 2011-2012 scholarship application or for more information, please visit www.hnef.org, or e-mail Andrea Green at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Scholarship Application” in the subject line. These applications will not be considered until January 2011.
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