2015 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship:
The Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with an undergraduate nursing program. The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people's lives. The application deadline is August 1, 2015.
Cascade Healthcare Solutions is a leading online retailer of healthcare supplies to customers throughout the United States including individuals, clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals. In 2015, we are excited to announce an annual scholarship to support future nurses who want to make a difference in the lives of their patients.
We believe that great nurses make a
tremendous impact on the lives of patients and the growing elderly population.
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Cascade Healthcare Solutions is excited to support individuals who have the goal to pursue one of the most essential professions in our society with the Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship.
This scholarship is available for current
students in an undergraduate nursing degree program at an accredited college or university or
high school students who have been accepted into a college and plan to study
nursing. All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at
least 3.0 and be a legal resident of the USA or hold a valid student visa. The
winning applicant must provide verification of enrollment at an undergraduate school with a
nursing program or acceptance into a school with an undergraduate nursing program.
Additionally, the winning applicant must provide a profile photo and brief
biography to be displayed at
All applications must be complete upon submission. All applications must be received by Cascade Healthcare Solutions in Seattle, Washington by 5:00 p.m. PST on August 1st, 2015.
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a committee. The committee will assess each application according to the quality, thoughtfulness, and relevance of the essay response.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
115 Burnett Ave. S, STE B
Renton, WA 98057
My name is Rebekah Nation, and I am a senior at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in Stockbridge, Georgia where I attended and graduated from Stockbridge High School. Following high school, I attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia for my first bachelor’s degree in biology. After graduating from VSU, I joined the Army as a Preventive Medicine Specialist. After returning home from extensive military training, I attended a local college and obtained my EMT license while simultaneously working as a Pharmacy Technician. Soon after, I was called up to active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky for a year. In Kentucky, I served as a liaison for wounded warriors at the Human Resources Command. After completing my year of active duty, I returned to Georgia, and began working as an EMT for Grady Memorial Hospital EMS. Through my experiences in EMS, I learned more about the role of the nurse, and learned that nursing was where I wanted to take my career. I applied to and started nursing school at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. I am currently still working part time for Grady as an EMT, and I plan to work as an RN in their Marcus Trauma Center upon graduating and obtaining my license. A few other personal facts about me: I have a beagle named Delilah who I adopted from the animal shelter on Fort Knox. In my spare time, I love any kind of adventure—kayaking, canoeing, hiking—and I love anything involving the beach or water. I enjoy traveling whenever p ossible, whether it’s to a nearby state I’ve never been to, or across the country to visit my sister and nieces in Seattle.