Katherine Wilson, BSN ’04
ABOUT THE FUND
The Katherine Wilson Scholarship Fund is a lasting tribute to SON alumna Katherine Wilson who graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Katherine overcame huge obstacles to earn the BSN while she fought a five-year battle with small cell lung cancer. She died at age 28 in 2005. (Katherine was not a smoker.) The Fund, created and driven by The Friends of Katherine Wilson, first aimed to raise $100,000. Friends and family members wanted to remember Katherine by providing undergraduate nursing students with the opportunity to pursue a career in nursing, Katherine’s chosen profession.
The Fund has grown to over $200,000 and awards scholarships each year. Based upon the wishes of Katherine and her family, the merit-based scholarship will be awarded to students who exemplify high academic achievement, who desire to pursue a nursing career in end of life issues or oncology, and who have overcome a significant obstacle in their lives. All BSN students are eligible to apply. Applications are due in spring of each year and are available online. For questions about the scholarship application process, contact the Director of Advancement at (919) 966-4619 or the Director of Admissions and Student Services at (919) 966-4280.