Posted on: April 26, 2019
Each year, Clarkson College awards the Gateway to Success Scholarship for Minority Nursing Students to individuals enrolled in or entering the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the College. Nyakhan Ruot, Adriana Alvarado Silva, Rukhshona Rozykova, Jasmyn Ross, Stephanie Gonzalez and Luz Gallardo Mayo were named the newest scholarship recipients.
Jasmyn Ross is in her first year of the BSN program and is excited to join the long list of nursing students who have received this award. “Earning the Gateway Scholarship means the world to me,” she said. “It feels amazing to be able to share my experience and future career goals and at the end have the full support and faith of Clarkson College. I feel more motivated to reach my academic and future career goals knowing that I have this group of people who believe in me.”
Clarkson College offers the Gateway to Success Scholarship for Minority Nursing Students in partnership with Nebraska Medicine. The program provides increased opportunities for minority students pursuing an education in nursing. Clarkson Regional Health Services and Nebraska Medicine fund the scholarship to support a select number of qualified minority students each year. Each recipient receives $10,000 per academic year for four years provided that they continue to meet the scholarship requirements.
Upon successful completion of the recipient’s first academic year in the BSN program, the scholarship offers a summer internship at Nebraska Medicine, which provides $5,000 in additional funds. To date, the scholarship program has graduated more than 60 Undergraduate Nursing students.
“This award will allow me to converse with other minorities in the health care field and for that I am forever grateful,” said Ross. “Being able to listen to other people's advice and tips about studying and getting through school is going to help me succeed these next two years. I’ll also get to listen to their experiences in and out of health care, and their stories will follow me and help me be the best nurse that I can be.”
Learn more about the award as well as how to apply.