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Nursing Scholarships

InterAct for Change administers merit scholarships that benefit college students within 65 miles of downtown Cincinnati.

While the first scholarships established were to benefit local nursing students, scholarship funds of any type will be tailored to meet the donor's specific wishes. Independent committees for these scholarships may recommend recipients to the Scholarship Committee of InterAct for Change.

Scholarships will only be awarded to students attending not-for-profit institutions.

2019 winners

  • The Ida W. Casey Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): Katherine McAfee, Master of Science in nursing, Xavier University. The scholarship is named for the founding chair of the Department of Nursing at Edgecliff College, now Xavier University. The scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited graduate degree nursing program. 
  • The Anna M. Drake Scholarship ($2,000): Abby Harrill, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Xavier University. The scholarship is named for a public health nurse and founder of District 8 (now known as the Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association) of the Ohio Nurses Association. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an accredited associate or baccalaureate nursing program. 
  • The Rose Hook Scholarship Fund ($2,000): Ifeoluwa C. Babarinde, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Northern Kentucky University.  The scholarship honors a woman who was an emeritus director of The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and a respected nurse leader in our community. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing and resides in Northern Kentucky or attends an accredited nursing program in Northern Kentucky.
  • The Laura Rosnagle Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): Ryan Baumgartner, Master of Science in nursing, Xavier University. The scholarship recognizes the first Dean of University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing and Health. The scholarship is awarded to a registered nurse enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing completion program or to an individual with a non-nursing BA or BS degree enrolled in an accredited program awarding a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
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