Nurses Scholarship winners announced
Special to the Journal-Advocate The Eastern Colorado Community Fund (ECCF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2020 Logan County Nurses Scholarship, Molly Weatherill and Amber Finlayson.
Since 1958, the Logan County Nurses Scholarship has played an important part of developing future nurses in Northeast Colorado. Since 2008, the LCNS has partnered with the ECCF, a portfolio of funds managed by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado for the benefit of communities and charitable organizations in Eastern Colorado, to manage the scholarship.
“The Eastern Colorado Community Fund staff and board are proud to recognize Molly and Amber as the scholarship recipients,” said ECCF Director John Chapdelaine. “Assisting high-quality students achieve their nursing education is the goal of this scholarship.”
Molly Weatherill graduat- ed from Merino Junior-Senior High School and is dual-enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado and Northeastern Junior College Nursing Program. She has worked at Walker Pharmacy for the past three years.
“I am planning to find a job here in Sterling in hopes to give back to my community,” Weatherill said. “Because of this generosity, I am able to focus less on the financial burden and focus more on school.”
Amber Finlayson is a graduate of Sterling High School. She currently attends Northeastern Junior College and will begin her second year of nursing this fall. This scholarship will allow her to work towards her future goal as a Registered Nurse.
“I plan to graduate in May of 2021,” Finlayson said. “I greatly appreciate this!”
Local community mem- bers actively participated in the selection process. Since 2000, 94 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $116,000.
“As a nurse, people come to see you feeling anxious and sometimes terrified,” Weatherill explains. “What a privilege it would be to be able to care, nurture and reinforce the process of healing to people who feel like there is no hope left.”
To donate, visit www. NoCoFoundation. org or contact John Chapdelaine, director of the Eastern Colorado Community Fund at (970) 580-1013.
Molly Weatherill, a Merino graduate, is one of two recipients of the Logan County Nursing Scholarship for 2020.
Amber Finlayson, a Sterling graduate, is one of two recipients of the Logan County Nursing Scholarship in 2020.