INDIANAPOLIS – Six St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers employees will have the opportunity to advance their careers in nursing after being named recipients of the 2010 Richard E. Fry M.D. Memorial Nursing Scholarships.
The scholarships were established in 2000 by Fry’s widow, Michelle Fry Hanson and the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation. They memorialize the late physician’s dedication to the medical profession, St. Francis, and his high regard for the nursing staff.
Fry was chief of vascular surgery at St. Francis until his death in 2000.
This year’s recipients and the school’s they will attend:
Kathleen Earle-Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chris Lambert-Indiana University Purdue University-IndianapolisI
Stephanie Lee-University of Indianapolis
Tuesday Majors-IU School of Nursing
Emily Momberg-Purdue University
Jennifer Neff-University of Indianapolis
The goal of the scholarships is to “recruit and retain the best in the nursing profession” at St. Francis. Nursing scholarships are awarded each May to St. Francis employees who are in good standing and either accepted or enrolled in an accredited nursing program.
From May 2001 through May 2010, 44 scholarships totaling $105,000 have been awarded to hospital employee recipients.
To learn more about supporting nursing education and the Fry endowment, contact the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation at 317-783-8949.
For additional information about the application process, contact the Foundation or visit its Website at http://www.stfrancishospitals.org/Foundation/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=55.