The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP), which administers a scholarship fund on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), has announced the recipients of the 2016 Jack E. Barger, Sr. Scholarship totaling $6,000. The fund awards $1,000 individual scholarships to nursing students that are veterans, in active duty military or are the child or spouse of a veteran or active duty personnel. Established by the Department of Pennsylvania VFW, the scholarship fund is in memory of the late Jack E. Barger, Sr., Department Commander, who died while in office. The NFP is pleased to award six $1,000 scholarships to the following students:
- Jessica Dranzik, Moravian College
- Stephine Lavigne, Waynesburg University
- Shirlee Patterson, Aria Health SON
- Danielle Reppert, La Salle University
- Christine Schonbachler, University of Pittsburgh
- Katherine Zecca, Villanova University
“We congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients and are pleased to support their career in nursing,” stated NFP President Elizabeth Walls, MBA, MSN, RN. “Other community organizations wishing to support nursing students can receive assistance in administering their scholarships through NFP’s services.”
To learn more about the NFP and scholarship opportunities, visit www.theNFP.org. The NFP is organized and operated to support the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s (PSNA) efforts to enhance nursing and healthcare.
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The NFP ensures nurses for tomorrow. The NFP is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Seal of Excellence for successfully completing a rigorous Standards for Excellence® accreditation program. The official registration and financial information of the NFP may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. (www.theNFP.org)
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 215,000 nurses, the Association works to be essential in advancing, promoting and supporting the profession of nursing to improve health for all in the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (www.psna.org).
PANO is a statewide membership organization amplifying the impact of the community benefit sector through advocacy, collaboration, learning, communication and support services. PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector and highlight the critical role nonprofits serve. By coming together and recognizing our collective value, Pennsylvania communities and the power to do good will thrive. For more information on PANO and PANO’s Standards for Excellence® Program, visit www.pano.org.
The Standards for Excellence originated as a special initiative of Maryland Nonprofits in 1998 and has since expanded into a national program to help nonprofit organizations achieve the highest benchmarks of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management and operations. The program has been formally adopted by 10 state, regional and national affiliate organizations, and is supported by 66 licensed consultants and over 100 volunteers with professional experience in nonprofit governance and administration. Since its inception, the program has accredited or recognized over 200 individual nonprofit organizations that completed a rigorous application and review process to demonstrate adherence to the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. (www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org)