Belavich received scholarships that made it easier for her to enroll in the
nursing program at Terra State Community College. The recognition also gave her
a boost in confidence that has carried her through.
will be graduating this May with an Associate in Nursing degree but she and
many of her classmates are looking to pay it forward with a new scholarship
fund for current and future students in the program.
scholarships was a huge deal to me,” the Sandusky resident said. “You were
chosen from a whole group of people and you’re a top student if you do get a
scholarship so it means a lot.”
fall, Belavich and the other officers of the Terra State Student Nurse’s
Association (SNA) decided they wanted to find a way to give back to the program
and the profession.
wanted to give back to student nurses,” she said. “There are a lot of
scholarships but we wanted to have one specifically for students at Terra
Anne Libben, Velora Justice, Jessica Salisbury and Belavich sat down with officials
from the Terra College Foundation to set up the qualifications for the
scholarship. To apply, a student must be a nursing student, an active member of
the SNA, complete community service and submit an essay.
all of the paperwork has been completed and they are ready to accept
applications. Three new officers – Ashlea Harper, Stephanie Stevens and Morgan
Beck – have joined Belavich in the process and will be reviewing the
hope to award at least two scholarships for Fall 2017.
all been there and we know what it’s like,” Harper, of Fremont, said. “Giving
back is the biggest part of nursing; giving to each other and helping your
members will use a variety of fund-raisers to support the scholarship fund.
also a Fremont resident, sees the scholarship as an opportunity to bring
together first- and second-year students which can be difficult because of
brings all of the classes together. It gives us something to work for and to be
a part of,” she said. “Also, it gives people initiative to do better in classes
and to strive to be the best.”
more information on the nursing scholarship, call the Terra College Foundation
For video viewing, please go to:
Cutline: Associate Professor Sue Kajfasz, Morgan Beck, Ceildgh Belavich, Ashlea Harper, Stephanie Stevens and Cory Stine, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Terra College Foundation