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Mable R. Slagle Nurses Training Fund

Augustus Ira Slagle, MD was a practicing physician from Westmoreland County.  He was born January 25, 1884 to Samuel J. and Jennie Linweber Slagle.  He married Mabel R. Slagle who passed on September 3, 2006.

Dr. August Ira Slagle’s last will and testament left his residuary estate, with Pittsburgh National Bank, as trustee, to pay the net income to his wife, Mable R. Slagle, for her life.

In 2019, after the death of his wife Mable R. Slagle, the trust was transferred to the Community Foundation Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylvania (now known as the Armstrong County Community Foundation) to be held as a component fund known as the Dr. A.I. Slagle and Mabel R. Slagle Educational Fund. 

By Order of the Court, the Dr. A. I. Slagle and Mable R. Slagle Educational Funds," were established with 65% of annual scholarship grants being awarded to students entering accredited medical schools in the United States and 35% of annual scholarship grants being made to students majoring in nursing at accredited colleges or universities in the United States or entering nursing programs at recognized hospital training schools.

The Mable R. Slagle Nurses Training Scholarship is for students enrolled in a nursing program at an accredited college/university in the US OR a student entering (first year) a nursing program at a recognized hospital training school.  This is a 4-year renewable scholarship if student remains in satisfactory academic standing.

Scholarship Details

Available to High School Seniors and Adult Students
May be renewable up to 4 years - must reapply each year in order to be eligible

Applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of Apollo Ridge High School, Armstrong High School, Kiski Area High School, or Leechburg High School
  • Be enrolled in a nursing program at an accredited college/university in the US OR
  • If the student is entering into a recognized hospital training school, they must be a first year student to apply
  • If the student is attending a college or university, they do not have to be a first year student to apply

All applicants must complete the online scholarship application, including his/her response to the following essay question.

Essay Question

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

  • Your personal traits and experiences that 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 goals

Past Recipients

  • 2020-21 Sarah Martin, Ashley Neff, Elizabeth Penrose, Logan Smietana, Rebecca Sulava & Emilee Wallace
  • 2021-22 McKenna Pierce & Skylyn Raypush
  • 2022-23 Emily Reese, Mackenzie Egley, Kaci Peters, Chace Wadsworth, Elizabeth Penrose, Emilee Wallace, Kristen Miskinis, McKenna Pierce & Morgan Pierce