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 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!


  1. Posted by Charlotte Wallace, at Reply

    Congratulations, Jen, on completing your Masters in Nursing! Yet another way that you are such a great role model for all of us.

  2. Posted by Barb Buckley, at Reply

    Congratulations Jen! Obtaining your Masters in Nursing is quite an accomplishment. You should be proud to have achieved this goal. We are very fortunate here at AAMC to have the opportunity of being the receipent of a Nursing scholarship.

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