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Four Kent State University College of Nursing Students Receive $20,000 in Scholarships

John Wolfe, a part-time senior nursing student at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, was able to make a career change thanks to The Hammerstrom Scholarship Fund.Kent State University College of Nursing students, John Wolfe, Erika Homrighausen, Kristin Miceli and Hunter Stein, were each awarded a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000 from The Hammerstrom Scholarship Fund. Administered by the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dover, Ohio, the scholarship fund was established by Phillip Hammerstrom Jr., in memory of his wife, Marceil, who was a registered nurse at Cleveland Clinic and Union Hospital, and in memory of his father, Phillip Hammerstrom Sr. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to college students who are pursuing degrees in medicine or engineering.

“We have a great track record with the scholarship,” said Pastor Donald Rice Jr., of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. “All of our past recipients have completed their courses of study and pursued careers in their chosen fields. We have a great group of kids and we are pleased we can help them with their educational and career goals.” 

John Wolfe, a part-time senior nursing student at Kent State University at Tuscarawas and scholarship recipient, was recently named to the dean’s list for spring 2015 for maintaining a 3.4 grade point average. He would like to work in an acute care hospital setting specializing in critical care after graduating in May of 2016.

“I was unhappy working in the business world and wanted to make a career change,” Wolfe said. “I have always been interested in health and science and I wanted a career where I could be passionate about helping other people. This scholarship has helped make that possible.”

Students were required to complete an application form and write a 250-word essay that described how their education plans and career goals would serve God and benefit the community. Applications were reviewed by a committee, with priority given to members of the church.  

“I am very grateful to both the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and Mr. and Mrs. Hammerstrom for establishing the fund and having the foresight to create this scholarship that has helped so many members in my church,” Wolfe said. “The scholarship has really eased my financial burden.”

About Kent State University’s College of Nursing

In existence for nearly 50 years, the College of Nursing at Kent State University is one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the nation with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. As part of Kent State’s eight-campus system, the college provides more than 2,000 nursing students courses of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more about nursing programs at Kent State, please visit www.kent.edu/nursing.

Photo Caption: John Wolfe, a part-time senior nursing student at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, was able to make a career change thanks to The Hammerstrom Scholarship Fund.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 9:58am
UPDATED: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:01pm
WRITTEN BY:
Mariah Gibbons