Katherine Wilson Scholarship

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Katherine Wilson, BSN ’04

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. (Katherine was not a smoker.) She died at age 28 in 2005.

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 on the wishes of Katherine and her family, the merit-based scholarship will be awarded to students who exemplify high academic achievement, desire to pursue a nursing career in end of life issues or oncology, and have overcome a significant obstacle in their lives. All BSN students are eligible to apply.

Applications are due in July of each year.

For questions about the application process, please contact Assistant Dean of Advancement, Anne Webb at (919) 966-4619 or the Assistant Dean for Student Services, Kathy Moore at (919) 966-4280.