Read Jen Smell’s scholarship story, then submit your own application here!

Read Jen Smell’s scholarship story, then submit your own application here!

The AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Applications are now being accepted at www.aahs.org/aamcnursing. Deadline to submit is February 14, 2014.

Here’s how Jennifer Smell MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Manager, Pediatrics benefitted from a scholarship.

The scholarship money I received went straight back to help pay off my student loan. I would love to meet the donor who generously supported my education and tell them in person how much their philanthropy is appreciated.  I feel privileged and honored to accept their generosity and work for an organization which supports and prioritizes continuing education.  It is an honor to be selected from a competitive group.Doc4

Accomplishing my personal goal of completing my master’s degree is something I have known I should do for quite some time.  I feel more accomplished as a nurse with the credentials to support my achievement.  Continuing education is important for the organization in our pursuit of magnet and nursing excellence and I am proud to have contributed.  The practical experience helps me every day when I manage things like our budget or other important leadership decisions.  It’s actually contagious and I find others motivated to do the same.  Knowing there is help and resources for staff is very reassuring. 

I had the recent opportunity to visit with an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  When we were catching up, I was so proud to say I have now completed my master’s degree in Nursing.  When I worked with her before, she encouraged me to go back to school.  It is times like these, that I am reminded of my accomplishment and am pretty proud I finally did it!

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