Stratford Visiting Nurse Association awards nursing scholarships

President/CEO Mary Therien announced that the Stratford Visiting Nurse Association awarded a nursing scholarship to a recent graduate of Shelton High School at a reception on June 16.

Melissa Jacksis was one of the recipients of a $500 award for the Donna Curran Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Melissa will be attending Southern Connecticut State University to study nursing.

“We are pleased to present the Stratford VNA nursing scholarship to this deserving student. The future of nursing looks very bright,” said Julianne Banquer, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship fund was formed by the Stratford VNA staff in response to the nursing shortage nine years ago.