David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Endowment
The David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established at Keene State College through the Keene Endowment Association with a gift from David Boynton Staples, Class of 1955 and the late Elizabeth (Betsy) Walker Staples, Class of 1951, of Concord, NH and Hernando, FL to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the graduation of their son, David C. Staples, from Concord High School. This scholarship is a memorial tribute to David Charles Staples who was a practicing certified nursing assistant studying to be a licensed practical nurse-with the goal of becoming a registered nurse-until his tragic death in 1983 at the age of twenty-four.
The scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to deserving students of Keene State College who are New Hampshire residents and have been accepted into the College's Nursing program. Annually, at least two recipients are identified: one based on academic excellence, selecting the student with the highest GPA; and the other based on clinical acumen, nominated by the Nursing director and faculty. In both cases, preference shall be given to graduates from Concord High School in Concord, NH.
Recipients will be selected annually by the Nursing Director and Faculty in coordination with Keene State College's Office of Student Financial Aid in accordance with all criteria outlined in this document. The amount of each David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship shall be determined by the Trustees of the Keene Endowment Association based on the Fund's annual earnings. The Academic Excellence Award and the Clinical Acumen Award will be of equal amounts and shall not exceed the cost of in-state tuition. Recipients of The David C. Staples Excellence in Nursing Scholarship are eligible to receive the award for one year and it may not be renewed.
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