CINCINNATIóUniversity Hospital and the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing will award scholarships to two minority students at a ceremony at noon Thursday, June 21, in the hospitalís main lobby.
Each year, University Hospital presents scholarships to minority students who are pursuing their nursing education at the UC College of Nursing.
This yearís recipients are Maeílesha Lee, a Taft High School information technology graduate, and Vanessa Martin, who graduated from Dayton Christian High School.
Lee will receive $40,000 over four years, funded by University Hospital. Active in the Postponing Sexual Involvement program at Taft, she has a passion for helping others, which encouraged her to pursue nursing.
Martin, who graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, will receive $10,000 over four years, funded by University Hospital and UC College of Nursing. In high school, she was a member of the honor society and she volunteers at the Laurelwood Assisted Living Facility and Miami Valley Womenís Center.
Founded in 1889, the College of Nursing was the first school in the country to offer a baccalaureate program in nursing and received the first endowment ever given to a nursing program. In 2002, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the college for a 10-year period, distinguishing it with 71 years of continuous accreditation. The College of Nursing currently has over 1,200 students, including undergraduate, graduate and PhD candidates.
University Hospital is part of the Health Alliance, an integrated health care delivery system that also includes Christ, St. Luke, Jewish and Fort Hamilton hospitals and the physicians of Alliance Primary Care.