Last Dollar Scholarship and North Canton Medical Foundation Team Up to Support Nursing Students
Thirteen Kent State University at Stark nursing students recently received money toward their schooling, thanks to the North Canton Medical Foundation (NCMF) and the Last Dollar Scholarship fund.
The NCMF provided $5,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for nursing students struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. To identify need, students were asked to submit an essay application describing the financial challenges they have experienced due to the pandemic.
“After reviewing their applications, it was evident that nearly all of the circumstances described were the same,” said Andrea Dale, Kent State Stark financial aid coordinator.
Dale’s quick thinking led to nine students being awarded the NCMF scholarship and the remaining four were awarded the Last Dollar Scholarship.
“We were able to change 13 students’ lives,” said Dale, “and I have heard back from nearly all of them expressing their gratitude. This was a team effort from multiple areas on campus.”