Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship

Established in May 1996, the Dr. Eileen Ridgway Endowed Nursing Scholarship aims to kindle and fuel leadership development by encouraging student development in community outreach, service, and civic efforts. Dr. Eileen Ridgway served as the dean of the Seattle University College of Nursing from 1968-1977.

2020 Recipient

Jason Naki, BSN '20

Project: “Healthy Happy Hour” – Continuity of Healthcare for Our Homeless Community or Those at High Risk for Homelessness.

Focus: Address of 3 greatest health care concerns identified by community members and residents of Seattle Housing Authority downtown location (Pike Market Clinic): nutrition, weight management and linkage with on-site nursing or primary care providers.

Project Overview:

  1. Implementation of “Healthy Happy Hour”- monthly event held in Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) downtown locations – community room; community building + positive interactions
  2. Quarterly healthy cooking class demonstrations
  3. Partner with on site RN and Community Health Worker to increase access health care and foster continuity of care
  4. Monthly healthy movement group
  5. Weekly primary + secondary prevention activities under supervision of on-site RN (health promotion education, blood pressure screening, glucose, height, weight checks
  6. Distribution of targeted resource media/handouts to empower healthy behaviors

Sustainability Goal: Continuation through established legacy for future nursing students – shared project development, resources with SUCON.

Faculty Sponsor: Steven Palazzo, PhD, MN, RN, CNE

This scholarship was created to inspire emulation of the work and visions of Dr. Ridgway; fueling leadership development through empowering student involvement in community outreach, service and civic efforts.

For more information

Peggy O’Boyle Fine, Director of Development 

Current students should contact their program for more information about scholarship availability. 

Graduate Student: dnp@seattleu.edu   

Undergraduate Students: CONadvising@seattleu.edu

Dr. Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship