Meadowlark has proudly announced the 2022 Nursing Scholarship recipients: Julie Fowler, Jessica Pagan, and Auja Saunders.
Now in its fourth year, Meadowlark’s scholarship program rewards the initiative of talented current employees, while, in the future, providing Meadowlark’s licensed care households with highly trained staff in a perpetual nurse shortage. Employees who receive a scholarship agree to work at Meadowlark for at least two years following graduation.
“Meadowlark is dedicated to investing in the careers of healthcare professionals in Manhattan, Kansas,” said Lonnie Baker, CEO. “Growing our own talented and motivated team members is important to the success of our organization and the community as a whole.”
Meadowlark awards up to four internal (current employee) nursing scholarships. Amounts given by Meadowlark vary depending on what is awarded by the Kansas Board of Regents; however, each recipient ends up with their nursing program fully, or nearly fully, funded. Interested employees must complete an application, and a committee reviews the applications to determine which employees to interview.
Some of Pagan’s earliest childhood memories including telling everyone she wanted to be a nurse someday. “I have always felt a calling to help people.”