CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Applications are now being accepted for the Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded yearly to area nursing students.
It is the eighth year the scholarship will be given. This year, three scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to students currently enrolled in a full-time registered nurse education program.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 and be residents of Franklin County or the surrounding communities serviced by Summit Health. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least one clinical rotation in the nursing core curriculum.
Runyon, who passed away in 2010, was a registered nurse at Chambersburg Hospital. A 2001 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, she received her EMT and licensed practical nursing degrees from Harrisburg Area Community College. She received her registered nursing degree from Excelsior College.
The Runyon family established the scholarship fund in 2011 to honor Runyon’s memory and support the education of future nurses.
“Kristin dearly loved the nursing profession,” said her mother, Barbara Runyon. “As a nurse, Kristin enjoyed the challenge of critical thinking, the interaction with the patient. She respected the knowledge of her colleagues and the collaborative environment with physicians.”
Applications are available at the Summit Health Development office or: www.SummitHealth.org/Runyon. In addition to completed application, those wishing to be considered must submit a cover letter; official transcript; and one academic and one clinical letter of reference.
Applications will be accepted until June 30 and should be submitted to the Summit Health Development office at 785 Fifth Ave.
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community.
As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals.