Nursing scholarship created for county nurses

  The Karen Hinnaland Memorial Nursing Scholarship has been established and is available for Prairie County residents going back to school to study nursing at Miles Community College.

Karen Hinnaland graduated from the Holy Rosary Presentation School of Nursing in Miles City 1957 and served Eastern Montana as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, mostly in Prairie County with 17 years spent as a lifeline to the elderly community as the Prairie County Health Nurse. Since Karen was a strong advocate of the nursing career field and highly encouraged people to go back to school to improve their lives, her family felt this scholarship to assist non-traditional students would be the ideal way to honor her memory. All undesignated memorial gifts from friends and family over the past year were consolidated into this fund and details have recently been finalized with the Endowment Office at Miles Community College. 
Applicants for this $500 per semester scholarship set up in Karen’s name must be Prairie County residents who are “non-traditional” students (those not going directly from high school), are enrolled in the nursing program and have at least one semester completed with a grade point average of at least a 3.0. Preference will be given to applicants with strong community service backgrounds. Recipients may reapply and may be selected to receive the scholarship each semester if they continue to meet qualifications.
Interested students should contact the Miles Community College Endowment Office at 874-6100 and anyone wishing to contribute may do so to the MCC Endowment Fund specified for the Karen Hinnaland Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Now that the endowment is established, future contributions to the fund are tax deductible.

Published August 5, 2009
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