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.
Project: Enhancing Diversity of Nursing Workforce: A Program Evaluation for MultiCare’s Pipeline Program
Focus: Perform a program evaluation of MultiCare’s pipeline program that aims to increase the recruitment of minority, first generation and low socioeconomic (SES) high school students into the nursing profession. MultiCare's nurse camp has been operating for over 20 years as a week-long summer camp introducing an average of 110 students to nursing across 4 neighboring counties each year.
The goals of the program evaluation are to explore the influence of MultiCare’s pipeline program through surveying alumni to achieve the following aims:
Faculty Sponsor: Kumhee Ro, DNP, FNP-BC
Project name: Community-Based Diabetes Program for East African Populations
Focus: To promote better management of type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among the underserved communities, specifically East African communities.
Faculty Sponsor: Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MED, IBCLC, FAAN
Project name: Verducacion: Curandote con Comida [Vegga-cation: Healing the Body with Food]
Focus: The purpose of this project is to offer healthy lifestyle classes through a culturally tailored method to community members who attend Madres de Casino Rd for community programming. This organization supports over 300 families through programming initiatives to combat language barriers, food insecurities, parenting support, safe place for teens after school, and access to education programming among others.
Develop a health promotion education program to:
Faculty Sponsor: Daisy Garcia, PhD, RN
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
Graduate Student: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Students: CONadvising@seattleu.edu