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Evelyn Benton was a wonderful mother, friend and mentor. As a professional nurse, Evelyn had empathy, kindness and respect for her patients. She inspired and encouraged her colleagues and co-workers and was a role model for so many throughout her life. The Evelyn Benton Nursing Scholarship was established in 2005 in memory of Evelyn by her family.

Scholarship Details

Available to High School Seniors or Adult Students

The scholarship is a nonrenewable gift of $500.

The eligible applicant will:

  • Be a resident of Armstrong County
  • Be enrolled in a nursing major at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, nursing school, or vocational school in the United States.

All applicants must complete the scholarship application and complete the following essay question.

Essay Question

Please attach an essay of one page explaining your choice of nursing as a career. Include the following:

your personal traits and experiences that you believe would make you a great nurse
your role models and how they have influenced you
your career goals and aspirations
your reasons for wanting this scholarship and the importance of this scholarship to the achievement of your career goal
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Past Recipients

  • 2008-09 Marilee Madison
  • 2009-10 Cynthia Jones
  • 2010-11 Sara Anderson
  • 2011-12 Amanda Knispel
  • 2012-13 Brendon Ignatz
  • 2013-14 Kody Beer
  • 2014-15 Jennifer Shannon
  • 2015-16 Katherine Gass
  • 2016-17 Madison Walker
  • 2017-18 Kristen Miskinis
  • 2018-19 Lane Sasala
  • 2019-20 Penrose, Elizabeth