$800.00 Awarded to Nursing Student from Foundation’s Jinny Scifres Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Ginnie Brown has been awarded an $800.00 scholarship from the Washington County Community Foundation Jinny Scifres Memorial Scholarship Fund. Brown is currently studying nursing at Indiana University Southeast and is excited to be the recipient of this year’s scholarship so that she may “care for others, especially during a less than desirable time in their life.”
After starting a family, Jinny made the tough decision to return to school and study nursing. After graduation, she began her nursing career at Washington County Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room Nurse. Jinny’s love of nursing eventually lead her to several promotions and back to school once again. She eventually became the Director of Patient Care Services.
Jinny died in the fall of 2000, after bravely battling bone cancer. Her family and many friends established this scholarship fund in her memory, to assist others who, like Jinny, return to school to study nursing after starting a family or career.
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever