Galveston College nursing students will have the opportunity to benefit from additional scholarship money after the college received a $25,000 donation to benefit nursing scholarships from the George Washington Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Galveston.
“We are grateful for the donation, support and commitment to our nursing students from the Daughters of the American Revolution in Galveston,” said Galveston College President, W. Myles Shelton, Ed.D. “The contribution to the nursing scholarship fund will go a long way to help our students achieve their academic goals and benefit our community by producing qualified nurses to help alleviate the nursing shortage in Galveston County.”
For several years, the George Washington Chapter NSDAR has made an annual gift of $1,000 toward a nursing scholarship at Galveston College. This year, the local chapter established an official DAR Nursing Scholarship Fund with the $25,000 donation, which will ensure a long-term scholarship at the Galveston College Foundation.
The George Washington Chapter NSDAR’s Galveston Regent, Shawn Bonath Carlson, presented the check to GC President W. Myles Shelton, Ed.D., GC Director of Development and the Galveston College Foundation, Kelly Kennedy, and GC Nursing Program Director, Donna Carlin, on February 25, 2023 at the San Luis Resort.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide our annual nursing scholarship to Galveston College and their nursing students,” said Carlson. “Through this scholarship, the Daughters of the American Revolution in Galveston can help take some of the financial burden away from the nursing students, allow them to concentrate on their studies, complete their nursing degree and get into the field, where they will help those in our community that are in urgent need of health care.”
The George Washington Chapter was organized on June 17, 1895, when 20 women met in the home of Mrs. George Seeligson in Galveston. It was the first Texas chapter and holds the distinction of being older than the Texas State Organization.
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