Read Kia Ahmed’s scholarship story, then submit your own application here.

Read Kia Ahmed’s scholarship story, then submit your own application here.

The AAMC Foundation Nursing Scholarship application is now available! Deadline to apply is February 1, 2016. You can access the application here.

Here’s how Kia Ahmed, BSN, RN, an Edwards Surgical Pavilion charge nurse, benefited from her scholarship:

“When I was awarded the Gus & Marjorie Berlitz Charitable Trust for Nursing Advancement & Excellence Scholarship this year, I was overcome with joy and honor. I am completely humbled and grateful for the generosity, thoughtfulness, and support as I continue to strive to be an exemplary service provider within this great profession. As a mother of two, a wife, and a health care provider, it is difficult for me to receive praise and recognition for what I am supposed to do each day. But I must admit that this gift, and the notion that someone felt that I was deserving of this honor, is something that I will always cherish and hold dear to me heart.

Nursing is my passion, patient centered care is my goal, and serving my community with excellence, is my duty. The investment funds that were presented to me continue to assist me in achieving my educational goals, tremendously. I am forever grateful for the donors giving spirit, and their continued support for nursing excellence. I will continue to push through my course work, and do my very best to make a difference in my community…one patient at a time.”


  1. Posted by Dee Rowel, at Reply

    Kia leads by example and we are so proud of her,just like a mother is proud of her children.Her nursing care is exemplary and her caring spirit always shines.She is very deserving of her rerwards and she is not a boastful person.Keep up the good work Kia

  2. Posted by Nia Wright, at Reply

    So proud of you, Kia. You are indeed an exemplary nurse. You’re the consummate professional who consistently cares for patients and family members with passion and compassion. Keep going in your educational endeavors. You inspire us all.

  3. Posted by Terri Ridel, at Reply

    Way to go Kia!
    You deserve to be recognized for your hard work and dedication.

  4. Posted by Elizabeth Schmidt, at Reply

    Kia is so deserving of this honor. She exemplifies nursing excellence & professionalism.

  5. Posted by Trish DeMuth, at Reply

    Kia truly is a caring and exemplary nurse whom I have worked with for the past 4 years. She really does deserve this award – I am excited for her as I watch her handle all of her responsibilities with professionalism and caring.

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