UW-Parkside student receives nursing scholarship
UW-Parkside Nursing student Toyin Olukotun is a few financial steps closer to her degree. She recently received a scholarship from the Racine/Kenosha chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA).
The National Black Nurses Association offers the scholarships to students of African-American descent. Olukotun, a native of Nigeria, met the organization's requirements of currently enrollment in a nursing program, a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and a willingness to be an active member of the NBNA's Racine/Kenosha chapter.
To be considered, applicants needed to supply two letters of support: one from a UW-Parkside faculty member in the nursing program and another from a family member, clergy, community organization, or social club. A current official transcript was also required.
The scholarship was presented at the Racine/Kenosha National Black Nurses Association banquet held Saturday, Sept. 22.
Olukotun, along with fellow UW-Parkside nursing major Florine Ndakuya, were featured earlier this year in a Ranger Today article titled "Nursing students shine in Lone Star State."In the photo, Toyin Olukotun, right, is pictured with fellow student Muzi Kitandu Waight, center, and UW-Milwaukee's Dr. Sandra Underwood.