SON announces first class of Conway Scholars

The first class of Conway Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected. The new scholarship program was created through a major gift to the University by Joanne and William E. Conway Jr., prominent Washington, D.C.-area philanthropists and supporters of nursing education.

Currently, the Conway Scholars program is enriching the lives of 51 students. Among these scholars, Kathlyn Mauck stands as a testament to the program’s profound influence on her and her peers. She expresses, “Because of this scholarship I will be able to more whole-heartedly engage in both my studies and the pursuit of making positive change in the world of healthcare. My sincerest thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Conway.”

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN emphasizes the vital role of the program, stating, “The Conway Scholars Program serves as a beacon of hope, opening doors to higher education for students who are passionate about the field of nursing but may face financial constraints. Moreover, this program not only benefits our BSN students, but also contributes to the overall quality of healthcare delivery, as our students are a vital investment in the future of nursing, healthcare, and positive patient outcomes.”

In a testament to the transformative power of philanthropy, the inaugural class of Conway Scholars marks a pivotal moment in nursing education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As these scholars embark on their academic journey, their impact on the healthcare landscape is set to resonate far beyond the classroom, embodying Carolina Nursing’s commitment to advancing health for all.