TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lauren DeIorio, Executive Director
Phone: (352) 622-5020 ext. 102
Community Foundation Awards $32,000 in Muns Nursing Scholarships
Ocala, Fla (February 1, 2022)– The Community Foundation for Ocala / Marion County recently awarded $32,000 from the Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Of the 16 recipients for the Spring 2022 term, six were recurring scholarships, awarded to Crystal Anderson (Chamberlain University), Dominique Gandiongco (College of Central Florida), Madisyn Leeds (College of Central Florida), Garen Manoogian (Rasmussen College), Jessica Ray (Rasmussen College), and Chloe Spile (Rasmussen College).
The ten additional students receiving Muns Nursing Scholarships of $2,000 each are: Erika Ankiewicz (Rasmussen), Lakeidra Gent (Rasmussen), Renee Henry (CF), Laura Henry (CF), Emily Mitchell (CF), Nathanael Murray (CF), Kevin Rodriguez (CF), Takema Sims (CF), Monichelle Manning (Taylor College), and Marisha Peppers (Taylor College).
The awards ceremony was held on Friday, January 28th at the Nonprofit Resource Center.
Since 2016, the Community Foundation has administered the Angelica G. Muns Nursing Scholarship. Mrs. Muns, a United States Airforce Lt. Colonel and registered nurse, served during World War II. Her love of her chosen profession led to establishing a nursing scholarship to ensure those interested in the field of nursing could have the resources to obtain a degree. Both Ms. Muns and her husband received exceptional healthcare in Ocala/Marion County and established this scholarship in recognition of the care they received.
This Legacy Scholarship is available to students pursuing their BSN and ADN Nursing Degrees and stipulates that they continue their career in a acute healthcare facility.
Qualified apocaplicants/recipients must be enrolled in a certified nursing program in Marion County and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the duration of their schooling.
By administering the Muns Nursing Scholarship, the Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County continues to fulfill its mission to enhance the quality of life for everyone in Marion County. Additional programs include the NonProfit Business Council, the Estate Planning Council, and the new Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with Marion County, the City of Ocala, the Marion County Hospital District and AdventHealth Ocala.