Three students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have been awarded scholarships from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation. Alice Cho, Tushana Fowlin and Victoria Ladele received scholarships from the foundation, according to a news release.
The foundation awards scholarships to students enrolled in a nurse anesthesia program recognized and accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. Sixty of the 644 applicants were awarded scholarships totaling more than $125,750, according to the release.
Cho received the AANA Diamond Club Scholarship for $2,000, given by the AANA in honor of Marie Bader, a past president. Fowlin was awarded the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists Scholarship for $3,000, given to a student enrolled in UMSONs Nurse Anesthesia Program. Ladele received the GALA Scholarship for $1,000, given to students attending institutions that respect and support gays and lesbians, according to the release.
We are very proud of our students for earning these scholarships, UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. They stood out from an extremely competitive pool of applicants, which demonstrates their hard work and ability to compete. It is great to see that the AANA Foundation is dedicated to investing in students who are the future of advancing the science of anesthesia.
AANAs Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to anesthesia research, education and development. It also serves as the philanthropic arm of AANA, and funds scholarships, doctoral fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships, research grants, general poster sessions, oral state of the science poster sessions and doctoral mentorships, according to the release.