The Mississippi Nurses Foundation has presented a $5.000 stipend to Itawamba Community College’s Kasey Homan of Fulton and a $1,000 scholarship to Madison Collins of Shannon.
Homan, who is majoring in Associate Degree Nursing, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Students and Nurses Christian Fellowship. Her honors include the Dean’s List and recipient of an ICC Foundation scholarship. Among her activities are member of Trinity Baptist Church, volunteer firefighter with the Fulton Fire Department and treasurer of the Fulton Volunteer Fireman Club. She is a graduate of New Hope High School. She is married to Patrick Homan, and her parents are Dane and Angie Boyd.
Also an Associate Degree Nursing major at ICC, Collins is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and past member of ICC’s All-American Marching Band. Her honors include the President’s List. She is a graduate of South Pontotoc High School. Collins is children’s choir director, member of the Praise Team and activities committee and volunteer with Life Recovery Ministry at Call by Faith Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Mary Collins and Matt Collins.
Criteria for the scholarships include current enrollment in a Mississippi School of Nursing; Mississippi resident; minimum 2.5 grade point average; full-time generic undergraduate second-year student in good academic standing; professional character, leadership, scholarship and service; community involvement, recipient of awards or honors and School of Nursing activities.
Those who receive the stipend must be a Mississippi resident; have a nursing license plate on their personal vehicle at the time of application and maintain during receipt of funding; be a full-time student in an accredited Associate or Baccalaureate Nursing program in Mississippi; hold and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate curriculum and earn a GPA of at least 3.0 for courses taken each semester of the stipend (fall and spring); provide official transcript from the last completed college semester; sign contract with the Mississippi Nurses Foundation to work as a full-time nurse in Mississippi within the first two years following completion of the program; submit three letters of reference and write a 500-word essay relating the value of nursing to the nursing student, Mississippi and the patient.
Both are made possible by the Nurses Car Tag Program.