Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship are Awarded in Fall and Spring semesters
Ocala, Fla., February 14, 2019 — The Community Foundation for Ocala / Marion County recently awarded $22,500 in scholarships from the Angelica G. Muns Nursing ScholarshipFund. Of the 11 recipients for the Spring 2019 term, 5 were recurring scholarships.
One of the new recipients – College of Central Florida (CF) Student, Manal Abdelhack – was designated the Therese McPherson scholar with a $2,500 award. The Therese V. McPherson Scholarship was established by Dr. Lon McPherson, former Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Munroe Regional, in loving memory of his wife Therese, for nursing students who “bridge” programs toward an advanced nursing degree.
The 10 students receiving Muns Nursing Scholarships of $2,000 each are: Regan Martin- CF (recurring), Mashelle Thrush- Rasmussen (recurring), Kristin Williams- CF (recurring), Courtney McCallum- CF (recurring), Bailey Johnson- CF (recurring), Lauren Dignard- CF, Ronald Oliver- CF, Koanaki Rivera-Mercado- CF, Timothy Quick- CF, and Alexandria Hershel- CF.
The awards ceremony held on Wednesday, February 5th was hosted by CenterState Bank located at 6132 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Since 2016, the Community Foundation has administered the Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship. Mrs. Muns, a United States Airforce Lt. Colonel, was a registered nurse who served during World War II. Her love of her military service and of her chosen profession led to the establishment of a nursing scholarship to ensure that those wanting to excel in the field of nursing had the opportunity to obtain a nursing degree.
Mrs. Muns and her husband both received excellent healthcare in Ocala/Marion County and established this scholarship in recognition of the exceptional care they received. The legacy scholarships not only enable students to pursue nursing degrees but post-graduation, the trust stipulates that they continue their career in an acute healthcare facility for up to an additional two years. Qualified applicants/recipients must be enrolled in a certified nursing program in Marion County and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the duration of their schooling.
The Muns Nursing Scholarship fund is one of many funds housed at the Community Foundation. Administering funds is just one way the Foundation enhances its mission which is ” to connect the charitable interest of donors to build a strong community.”
For more information on the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County contact Lauren DeIorio, Executive Director, at (352) 622-5020.