The School of Nursing at Widener University in Chester, Pa., was awarded two grants from Independence Blue Cross Foundation through its Nurses for Tomorrow initiative for both graduate and undergraduate students the 2014-15 academic year, according to a news release.
Students of the school of nursing will greatly benefit from this generous gift from Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Laura Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, dean of the school of nursing, said in the release. We are honored by the continuous support from the foundations, especially through this initiative. The Nurses for Tomorrow program directly addresses the need for nurses and nursing educators and supports increasing the number of well-prepared practitioners, which is what our program aims to accomplish.
The school of nursing received two nursing scholarship grants totaling $56,373, one for graduate education for $47,802 and one for undergraduate education for $8,571. Independence Blue Cross has supported the school since 2007, according to the release.
The IBC Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship Program is open to all accredited undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. To date, the IBC Foundation has awarded $3 million in nursing scholarship grants, according to the release.