The community once again showed its support for the nursing program at Delta-Montrose Technical College recently as organizations came together to award $10,150 in scholarships to practical nursing students. The 18 scholarships were awarded during a scholarship luncheon at DMTC on Feb. 22.
"I would like to express our gratitude for all of the organizations who support our students with scholarships," said Birdie Young, practical nursing program coordinator at DMTC.
The following scholarships were awarded this year:
The Judy Davis Scholarship was established by the practical nursing class of 2010 for a student with high academic standing. It is in recognition of long-time nursing instructor Judy Davis. The scholarship was presented by Judy Davis and Connie Bingaman, past co-president of the Class of 2011 Brigid Heckel received a scholarship for $500. This scholarship is funded by donations, which can be made through DMTC at any time.
The Shari Barclay Nursing Excellence Award is an annual award presented to a student with high academics in the practical nursing program. The $500 scholarship was presented to Emily Stutzman by Shari Barclay and Cyndy Vrabec. This scholarship is funded by donations. Donations may be made through DMTC at any time.
Delta Rotary president Nancy Wood and Rotarian Jim Wetzel awarded $750 scholarships to Amanda Slogar and Kelsey DeLatorre.
Horizons Care Center, represented by Joshua Jones, presented eight scholarships. Kelsey DeLatorre was awarded $1,000, Angela Vassallo was awarded $750, Denise Bryndal and Erin Lewis were each awarded $500, and Laretha Palmer, Pam Bean, Amanda Logan, and Deanne Stanberry received $250 scholarships.
Hotchkiss Kiwanis Club's fifth annual scholarship was presented by Katy and Earl Busby and John Austin to Dulcesima Coleman ($1,000) and Tayler Young ($1,000). This scholarship is funded by an annual spring fish fry and winter Christmas tree sale.
There were also four memorial scholarships awarded. The Ron Stucker Memorial Scholarship established by Delta County Breast Cancer Survivors Women's Support Group was presented for the fifth year. Dulcesima Coleman received the $400 scholarship.
The Ruth Rathmell Wing Scholarship was established by the BL Chapter of the Montrose Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO). Chairman of education Betty Jean Metcalf presented a $500 scholarship to Lisa Harper.
Montrose Black Canyon Kiwanis presented the Hal Koontz Memorial Scholarship for $500 to Kristin Simms.
The Charles and Vivian VanDenBerg Memorial Scholarship was established by their son Dr. John VanDenBerg. Dr. VanDenBerg presented Erin Lewis with a $500 scholarship. Donations may be made to this scholarship through DMTC at any time.blog comments powered by Disqus