Deborah L. Kosmatka Memorial Nursing Scholarship

To be awarded each year to a qualified student enrolled at the UND College of Nursing. Recipients shall have financial need and demonstrate the intention to complete their nursing degree and pursue a career in nursing. First preference shall be given to those students who are the first generation of their family to earn a college degree. If there are no students who are first generation. then preference shall be given to students whose interest is in preventative health care (which may include both traditional and nontraditional medical therapies such as yoga. acupuncture and meditation) as demonstrated by volunteer activities with the American Heart Association, the YMCA or any applicable wellness program. Also, working in some capacity with handicapped or chronically ill adults or children. either on a volunteer basis or in a paid position. may be considered a demonstration of this intent. If there are no qualified students who fit within the scope of either of these two preferences, then this scholarship shall be made available to any qualified nursing student.