Jinny Scifres Memorial Scholarship

jinny scifresThe Washington County Community Foundation will be accepting applications for the Jinny Scifres Scholarship. The scholarship is for any individual planning to attend a post-secondary accredited institution in the 2014-2015 school year and plans to pursue studies in the medical field. The scholarship payout this year is $1700.00. The number and dollar amount of scholarships will be determined by the committee. Preference may be given to non-traditional nursing students who may be returning to school after starting a family or career, as did Jinny.

After starting a family, Jinny made the tough decision to return to school and study nursing. After graduation, she began her nursing career at Washington County Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room Nurse. Jinny’s love of nursing eventually lead her to several promotions and back to school once again. She eventually became the Director of Patient Care Services.

Jinny died in the fall of 2000, after bravely battling bone cancer. Her family and many friends established this scholarship fund in her memory, to assist others who, like Jinny, return to school to study nursing after starting a family or career.

CRITERIA

Applicants any individual planning to attend a post-secondary accredited institution in the 2015-2016 school year and plans to pursue studies in the medical field.
Preference may be given to non-traditional nursing students who may be returning to school after starting a family or career, as did Jinny.

Good luck in submitting your scholarship application and please feel free to contact the Washington County Community Foundation office for assistance.

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Please return application and all documents to the address below. If you are mailing documents, two first class stamps may be required.

Jinny Scifres Memorial Fund
Washington County Community Foundation
PO Box 50
Salem, IN  47167

*OTHER DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

This application for student aid becomes complete and valid only when you have returned provide applicant appraisal and a copy of your current high school transcript. Please download them from the links below You may attach them to this application or mail them to the Community Foundation. If you are mailing these documents, two first class stamps will be required.