New Scholarship Fund will aid Nursing Students
Former Charlevoix mayor, civic booster, and philanthropist Ralph McRae died over a year ago. But thanks to his foresight and generosity, his influence will continue to live on. The Edna Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of McRae's mother, has been established within the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.
Ralph McRae had a longtime admiration for the nursing profession, CCCF president Robert Tambellini explained. Since his mother was a caring person who had a reputation for helping others in need, Ralph named his fund in her memory.
Beginning next fall, the Edna Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide 4 to 6 full-tuition scholarships to qualifying students from Charlevoix and Emmet Counties who wish to pursue a nursing degree at NCMC and have been accepted into the nursing program. Applicants will be evaluated on financial need, GPA, and a personal statement. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2003. To obtain more information and/or an application, contact the NCMC Financial Aid Office at 231-348-6627.
The Edna Brown fund joins 141 others held by the CCCF, 45 of which are designated for scholarships. Of the foundation's $7.1 million in assets, more than $1.2 million is invested in scholarship funds. Last year, CCCF awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships. The foundation's total scholarship awards now approach $500,000.
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