Cathy Klingaman Memorial Scholarship
PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP:
Cathy Klingaman was a practicing nurse after receiving her degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1983. She had a long career as an ACU/ICU nurse as she and her family traveled the country due to her husband Jim's career as an Army Officer. In 2007, Cathy settled in Lewistown, Montana, with Jim following his retirement from the Army. Cathy continued her nursing career at the Central Montana Medical Center until her medical retirement in 2010. Due to her progressive illness, Cathy was treated by and inspired by the quality of care of her home health and hospice nurses. She forged strong bonds with her treating nurses and caregivers. Jim and their family and friends wish to honor Cathy and the excellent nurses and caregivers who treated her, by encouraging and assisting local students' goals of becoming Registered Nurses, thereby sustaining the availability of excellent nursing care in central Montana.
NUMBER OF AWARDS: One
Upper division nursing student (junior or senior)
Cumulative GPA at least 2.75
Resident of Fergus County Montana and a graduate of a Fergus County high school. It is the primary intent of the donor to meet the geographical criteria of the award. In the event more allocated funds exist than qualified recipients, it is the donor's desire that the amount of the award be increased in that award year, rather than increase the number of recipients.
Preference to be given to eligible recipients who have been honorably discharged from the US Armed Forces and/or the child of a career military service member. Career Military Service Member defined as 15 years active service or a parent currently on active duty or 20 years prior to retirement.
SELECTED BY: The College of Nursing Scholarship Committee
APPROXIMATE NOMINATION DEADLINE: December
Each recipient is required to send a hand-written thank-you note to the Donor within 30 days of the award announcement.
This scholarship can be awarded to an undergraduate student only.
The Undergraduate Program Assistant is responsible for processing the Scholarship Authorization Form.