El Pomar Foundation grant will assist nursing students

(07-12-2012)

The Adams State University Nursing Program recently received a $45,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation to assist students in the San Luis Valley pursuing degrees in nursing.

Dr. Amanda Jojola, director of nursing, said the award will help reduce financial barriers to nursing education within the valley. "It will also support our 'grow your own' philosophy and enhance the level of nursing care provided to patients in our community."

This scholarship supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree in nursing. Consideration will be given to students enrolled in Adams State 4-year BSN or RN to BSN nursing program; Trinidad State Junior College Nursing Program graduates enrolling in the Adams State's RN to BSN Completion Program; and Adams State and/or TSJC nursing faculty pursuing or completing graduate and doctoral studies.

Preference will be given to residents of the San Luis Valley with goals of attaining a BSN for the purposes of working within the health care community of the greater San Luis Valley region upon completion of a BSN degree.

The scholarship application deadline is August 10, 2012. For more information, or to receive an application for the scholarship, contact Jojola at 719-587-8134 or ajojola@adams.edu.