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MARCELLA COHEN AND CHARLES HOW WALLACE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SLU SCHOOL OF NURSING
Application deadline is March 1, 2013.
Marcella Cohen was appointed Director of Visiting Nurse Association of St. Louis in 1953. She received her basic nursing education at Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Lincoln, IL and did post-graduate studies in public health at Saint Louis University, the University of Minnesota, and Washington University (St. Louis). She served as a staff nurse of Visiting Nurse Association of St. Clair County, Illinois for 21 years and as Director from 1941 to 1953. In 1953 she was given an award of appreciation for her work in the field of nursing by the East St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, the only woman to be so honored.
Charles How Wallace retired in 2006 as Chairman of the Home Healthcare Foundation after providing 37 years of continued volunteer service and leadership to VNA of Greater St. Louis, the VNA Foundation, and Home Healthcare Foundation. Mr. Wallace was one of three VNA officials who founded the VNA Foundation in 1975. In 1993, the VNA Foundation changed its name to Home Healthcare Foundation, and it continues the principal purpose of annually funding nursing scholarships to the local nursing schools in St. Louis.
To be considered for the Marcella Cohen or Charles How Wallace Scholarship of up to $2,500 each, an applicant must meet the following criteria at time of application: 1) be a junior or senior student (during 2013-2014) pursuing a degree in the Bachelor of Science-Nursing at Saint Louis University; 2) be enrolled as a full-time student; 3) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; and, 4) demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA report with the Office of Financial Aid by March 1, 2013.
- Submit a copy of completed FAFSA report by March 1, 2013.
- Complete the scholarship application and submit along with completed faculty recommendation (in a sealed envelope).
- Attach a cover letter to the application materials and submit by March 1, 2012 to the address listed on the appropriate application.
For additional information about SLU and federal and state financial aid, please contact the Saint Louis University Office of Financial Aid/Scholarship at (314) 977-2350 or (800) SLU-FOR-U.