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Pangeta & Ivory Nursing Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Mar 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 1, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Field of Study:

Pangeta McGrowther Ferguson and Ivory Riley were two incredible women who inspired their children and grandchildren. They have helped transformed the lives of everyone around them. Both Pangeta and Ivory were nurses and were highly regarded among their peers and their patients. They were mentors to many and as a tribute to their lives, we will help those who also have the passion to pursue a career in nursing.

This scholarship aims to honor the lives of Pangeta and Ivory by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in nursing.

Any undergraduate student who is studying nursing may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us what made you consider pursuing a career in nursing.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published December 1, 2023
Essay Topic

What made you consider pursuing a career in nursing?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

vondell nelson jr
Rasmussen College-FloridaPT CHARLOTTE, FL
The decision to pursue a career in nursing has been a deeply personal and multifaceted journey, shaped by a combination of personal experiences, values, and aspirations that have guided me towards this rewarding and meaningful profession. One of the primary factors that influenced my decision to pursue nursing was my innate desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others and to serve as a compassionate advocate for those in need. From a young age, I have been drawn to roles that involve helping and caring for others, whether it was volunteering at a local hospital, assisting family members in times of illness, or simply offering a listening ear to those in distress. These experiences ignited a passion within me to pursue a career that would allow me to channel my compassion, empathy, and desire to make a difference into meaningful and impactful work. Additionally, my interest in healthcare and the human body further solidified my decision to pursue nursing. I have always been fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, the science behind illness and disease, and the ways in which healthcare professionals work together to promote healing and well-being. Nursing, with its emphasis on holistic care, critical thinking, and hands-on patient interaction, seemed like the perfect fit for me—a profession that would allow me to combine my love for science with my passion for helping others in a tangible and meaningful way. Furthermore, my own personal experiences with healthcare professionals played a significant role in shaping my decision to pursue nursing. I have been fortunate to have received care from compassionate and dedicated nurses who went above and beyond to ensure that my needs were met and that I felt supported and valued as a patient. These experiences left a lasting impression on me and inspired me to follow in their footsteps, to become the kind of nurse who makes a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families every day. Moreover, the diverse opportunities and career paths available within the field of nursing were also appealing to me. Nursing offers a wide range of specialties and settings, from bedside nursing in hospitals to community health, research, education, and beyond. This flexibility and variety appealed to my desire for lifelong learning, professional growth, and the opportunity to explore different areas of interest within the field. In conclusion, the decision to pursue a career in nursing has been a deeply personal and transformative journey, driven by my passion for helping others, my interest in healthcare and the human body, and my desire to make a positive impact in the lives of patients and their families. Nursing aligns perfectly with my values, aspirations, and strengths, and I am excited to embark on this rewarding and fulfilling career path that allows me to serve others with compassion, empathy, and excellence.
Fidelia Nguembou
Clarkson CollegeOMAHA, NE


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Apr 1, 2024.

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