November 21, 2012

Students Earn Nursing Scholarships

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University congratulates four nursing students receiving scholarships from the Shreveport Black Nurses Association (SBNA).

Kimberly Houston,  a Shreveport native, received first place, winning a $1,000 scholarship. Three other Grambling State students — Guarab Paudel, Jey’dah Lewis and Dakena Potter —  each received $250 scholarships.  The four university nursing students were among eight students awarded scholarships by the SBNA during a program earlier this month.

The November 3 SBNA scholarship program recognized students with scholarships and promoted membership opportunities for nursing students while advocating academic excellence.

SBNA held its 6th annual scholarship event at the Clarion Hotel in Shreveport. Scholarship requirements included submission of a public service announcement about the future of nursing, being enrolled in a professional nursing program, a letter of recommendation, a proven leadership role in a community or service organization and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

SBNA was founded under the guidance of the National Black Nurses Association.  The NBNA was founded in 1971 as a collective of black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to facilitate scholarship initiatives to nursing students in their pursuit of becoming a nurse.

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