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UW-EC College of Nursing and Health Sciences announces scholarships

EAU CLAIRE – The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has awarded $96,715 in academic scholarships for 2015-2016 to over 60 undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Solid academic records and strong commitment to various areas of nursing service were the criteria for many of the scholarships. The following student(s) were awarded scholarships:

• Eva Spiering of Colfax received the Gerontological Nursing Scholarship. For students in the BSN Completion program who are currently working in long term health care, including nursing homes, group homes for the elderly, or assisted living facilities.

• Elisabeth York of Elk Mound received the Helen Brunclik German Nursing Scholarship. For undergraduate or graduate nursing students, with preference being given to nontraditional students. This scholarship was established by Dr. John Thurston, a long-time professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire, and a clinical psychologist.  Dr. Thurston created this scholarship in honor of Ms. Helen Brunclik German, the former Director of Nursing of the Luther Hospital nursing program.