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Margaret A. Briller Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

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Enitra Briller
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Raised of $3,500 goal
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    Dr. Enitra Briller


    JD And Toni Kyle


    Wanda McIntosh


    Grayling And Annette Walker


    Hilda & Robert Penn


Our story

This scholarship fund honors the life of my mother, Margaret A. Briller. Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She knew at an early age that she wanted to help others but did not have the financial means to do so because she was a single mother. Despite the challenges of being a single mother and economic barriers, she persistently pursued her goal of becoming a nurse, enrolling in the St. Philip's College Vocational Nursing Program. With the determination to provide a better life for her children, she persevered and graduated nursing school in December 1978. Margaret worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) for 32 years in the oncology and gynecologic oncology departments at Bexar County Hospital (later renamed Medical Center Hospital; and currently University Hospital). Even after retirement, her love for nursing continued as she cared for her family, friends, church members, and community. She was an active church member, avid reader and movie watcher, and caretaker of her grandchildren. She also loved to work crossword puzzles while listening to her favorite R&B singer, Jeffrey Osborne, or favorite gospel singer, Rance Allen. Despite her fight with diabetes, Margaret loved life, honoring and praising God through her sickness. On January 19, 2023, Margaret passed away peacefully in her home in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by her family.

Our goal

This scholarship fund honors the life of my mother, Margaret A. Briller, by supporting African American women with ambitions to pursue or further pursue an undergraduate/graduate nursing degree. The goal of this scholarship is to not only encourage and support African American women pursue their nursing goal, but to also help minimize the financial burden of nursing school by awarding $2,500 annually to one student. My mother used to tell my siblings and I that "there are two things that no one can ever take away from you- your name and your education, the knowledge you've learned from school". Despite numerous challenges, her strong belief, passion, and perseverance to receive a nursing degree, gave me the drive to continue my education beyond high school and to eventually become a doctor. This scholarship recognizes and honors my mother's commitment to achieve greater, to achieve better, despite the odds. Therefore, I am optimistic that this scholarship will serve as a source of hope for students who are struggling to meet their financial and educational goals. So, I say to you, keep striving! Keep persevering! Keep moving forward despite the odds. Because one day...YOUR DAY will come! Just as it did for my mom.

Comments from contributors 14

Dr. Enitra Briller2 months ago

I decided to do this scholarship to not only honor my mom but to continue her legacy of nurturing, caregiving, and nursing. May the recipient of this scholarship love nursing and caregiving for others as much as you did. I love you mama!

Hilda & Robert Penn4 months ago

Such a beautiful tribute to your Mom! Blessings of success to the Family! Hilda & Robert Penn

Lonnie,Shawanda, Shalon, Shannie And Lj Roberts4 months ago

We love and miss you Mama Margaret! May your legacy continue to live on through others.

Chris & Cathy Briller4 months ago

Awesome way to honor mama and keep her legacy ALIVE❤️!

William Hayes4 months ago

This is a great way to honor my sister!

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