Scholarships Support Nursing Students

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The James Bliss & Annette Sward Forestry & Nursing Scholarship awards scholarships to students from Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz counties who are pursuing post-secondary programs in nursing, fire science, forest conservation/management or paramedic/EMT. Since its creation in 2006, the fund has awarded over $170,000 in scholarships to 160 students.

Each year, eleven students from the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College are awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The school offers the associate of science degree leading to RN licensure, in partnership with the Community Hospital Foundation.

Our students are so very fortunate to benefit from a community of caring donors, such as the Bliss-Sward family, and the efficient administration of the awards by the Community Foundation for Monterey County! The investment will prove beneficial beyond these students, however, as they in turn will care for the community.  Many thanks! -Laura Loop, Director, Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing

Many students are concerned about making ends meet during school. For many winning this scholarship has been an enormous help.

This scholarship will allow me to have some financial breathing room for my third semester of nursing school, I have been told this will be the most challenging so my gratitude is great. – Nikki Uchida

Being awarded a scholarship helps many students feel that someone believes in them and cares about their continued success.

I was so excited to know I have been chosen for the scholarship during the semester, and being nominated was a strong motivation to finish the semester with good grades and good standing… Nursing at the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing is just an amazing program, and I am so grateful to be a part of the team. Your support made it possible. -Jiyoung Shin

The generosity that these student experience by receiving a scholarship also motivates them to give back.

I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me. – Pinky Baldonado

A scholarship can help a student to pursue a passion and gain valuable skills that will benefit them for life. Visit our scholarship page to learn more about joining us to support students throughout Monterey County.