Success Rate the Factor for Nursing Scholarship Recipient

December 20, 2022


Samantha Hendrickson is the recipient of the Blackhawk Foundation’s Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship, which she is using to help pay for books and tuition.

“Scholarships are a great thing for students who need help paying for college and I feel privileged to have been chosen for this scholarship,” said Samantha, who is from Albany.

Whether through the scholarships or resources like access to an online library, Samantha sees the tools offered at Blackhawk as necessary for students to complete their goals. She has also learned that life happens and no matter what the circumstances are, do not be afraid to ask for help.

Graduating in December, Samantha plans to take the nursing licensure test and find a job in the area. She then plans to get her bachelor’s degree.

Samantha said Blackhawk is a great college and urges potential students to get information on the program they’re interested in taking.

“Schedule a tour and see what all Blackhawk has to offer,” she said. “Blackhawk is continually trying to make the campus better for the students and I would highly recommend to anybody to go to Blackhawk Technical College!”

Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship

The Nancy B. Parker Nursing Scholarship targets high-achieving students who have been admitted into the nursing program at Blackhawk Technical College with the goal of growing our own nursing students to fill anticipated nursing shortages in Green and Rock Counties and retaining top talent in our communities. First-year Parker Nursing Scholar award recipients are eligible for a $1,000 maximum scholarship award, awarded $500 each semester. Second-year Parker Nursing Scholars (continuing first-year scholarship recipients) are eligible for an additional $1,500 scholarship award, awarded $750 each semester. Students must be enrolled (or will be enrolling) in the Nursing program at Blackhawk Technical College. Students can either be enrolled as part-time (minimum six credits) or full-time students and preference shall be given to students showing financial need. Students must be in good academic standing with a 2.75 GPA. All scholarship recipients must sign a letter of intent stating that they will work in Rock or Green counties upon graduation from the program, and all scholarship recipients must sign a letter of intent committing to volunteer service in a hospice care or equivalent approved setting prior to graduation.

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