May 7, 2020–Eight Missouri Western State University students have received 2020 Nursing Fellowship scholarships from the Mosaic Life Care Foundation.

In honor of Nurses’ Week, the Foundation has announced their commitment to the annual fellowship that will award $10,000 each up to ten qualifying applicants. This year’s recipients were chosen from applicants currently enrolled in nursing programs throughout the Mosaic service region. 

The Nursing Fellowship lays the foundation for a successful nursing career. Following graduation and obtaining a Missouri State Nursing License, each Mosaic Life Care Foundation Nursing Fellowship recipient will be partnered with a professional mentor throughout their first three years of employment with Mosaic, participate in community engagement opportunities and develop clinical and leadership skills in a supportive, hands-on environment.

Eight of the nine recipients this year are students at Missouri Western. They are:

  • Jennifer Buch, of St. Joseph
  • Kourtney Chaney, of St. Joseph
  • Shelbie Gaines, of Watson, Missouri
  • Jaileigh Hamlin, of St. Joseph
  • Lauren Hill, of Troy, Kansas
  • Alyssa Hough, of Gower, Missouri
  • Ashley Moeck, of St. Joseph
  • Holly Poppa, of Bethany, Missouri

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit