Each spring and fall, Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) Chi Pi chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) awards exceptional students with a $750 scholarship for their strong academic success. All recipients have previously qualified for STTI membership by completing at least a quarter of their degree program, holding a 3.5 or higher grade point average, and demonstrating academic excellence.
Join us in celebrating all of this year’s spring scholarship recipients:
- CE Durfee, MSN (Nurse-Midwifery), Class 179
- Dominique Wilson, MSN (Nurse-Midwifery), Class 181
- Cathy Cook, DNP, Class 34
- Devon Vandewiele, MSN (Nurse-Midwifery), Class 182
- Chelsey Hymas, MSN (FNP), Class 179
- Hannah Morrison, MSN (PMHNP), Class 179
- Amy Guzman, MSN (Nurse-Midwifery), Class 178
Congratulations to all of the recipients! Keep up the great work – we can’t wait to see what big things your futures hold!
Here are some of the things this year’s winners have to say about receiving the scholarship and how it will help them in their healthcare journey:
“Wow! Thank you so much! I am a Class 17 CNEP graduate. I always felt I was ‘called’ to FNU from the moment I called Frontier that very first day and spoke to Judy Pennington; I just felt like Frontier was ‘home’. I have been honored to serve women and their families for over 30 years, first as a registered nurse and then a midwife. Four years ago I had the opportunity to come home once again as a Regional Clinical Faculty member. I now enjoy midwifing our Midwife and WHNP students; it is amazing to see ourselves surpassed. I had no real plans (as I didn’t expect to win) for the scholarship money, however, I will use it to purchase regalia to wear at graduation! Thank you once again for the scholarship and the chance to tell everyone how much FNU means to me.” –Cathy Cook
“Thank you so much for this opportunity. This scholarship will greatly help me as a single mom as I prepare to get through my clinical rotations this summer/fall of 2020 and next winter/spring 2021. I need financial help to pay for the certifications I will need for clinicals – neonatal resuscitation program, my BLS renewal, and the money I need to take my boards. I am a single mom and am doing this graduate school program without any financial help or support from anyone. This money will help me be able to keep our household afloat. I have a 16-year-old son and will be spending a lot of money on gas as I travel to and from clinicals which will be an hour away. I may also need to upgrade my phone as we will be using apps for our clinical resource tools and I may have to purchase extra apps to help with clinicals. Thanks again for this much needed financial support and for the valued support of my academic goals from Chi Pi.” –Amy Guzman
“Wow! Thank you so much! I plan to use the scholarship money to help cover the cost of attending Clinical Bound this fall. I’m so excited!” –Chelsey Hymas
“I am SO honored, thank you so very much! This scholarship will help me with tuition, which in return will allow me to quit my job and focus my energy on my clinical time in and out of a hospital birth center in San Francisco, California. I will be learning to provide evidence-based, culturally competent, group prenatal care, while also attending births outside of the hospital setting. With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to focus my time on the building blocks of my future career as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My goal is to then use this foundational knowledge to work all over the world with underserved communities because I believe that by empowering expecting mothers and their families, we can benefit entire communities. Thank you so much for your generosity.” –Devon Vandewiele
For more information about Chi Pi and how to apply for upcoming scholarships, visit Frontier.edu/Honor-Society.