Background:

The DONALD & ELOISE WIEDENBECK NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established by Jo and Skeet Moyer of Three Rivers in 2005 in memory of their dear friends, Donald and Eloise Wiedenbeck. Donald and Eloise were lifelong residents of Three Rivers. The Wiedenbeck family owned and operated the Wolverine Auto Parts store in downtown Three Rivers for many years. Jo and Skeet Moyer established this
scholarship as part of their effort to give money they received from the Wiedenbeck Estate back to the community. Jo and Skeet have been long-time volunteers at Three Rivers Health (formerly, Three Rivers Hospital) and it is their hope and belief that the recipients of this scholarship will have rewarding careers and continue to contribute toward improving the quality of health care available in the community.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in the Nursing Programs at Glen Oaks Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to Nursing who plan to complete a two-year degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College, or other nursing degree or certificate program for nurses established in the future.

The effect of this scholarship, in addition to functioning as a strong incentive for and a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in medical studies, would be to raise the rate of retention for talented nursing students by providing a strong and appealing reason for remaining at Glen Oaks Community College.

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College Nursing programs as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Program as described above
  • Maintain full time or part-time student status
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled
  • Must meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a Three Rivers area resident
  • To a student with financial need and/or higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Accepted and active participant in a Nursing Program
  • Committed to a career in nursing
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Program in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor, Teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • Number and size determined by availability of funds and number of qualified applicants

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply.

Disbursement:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions will be automatically modified to conform.

The donor initiated this award on January 12, 2005.

The fund is now endowed as of January 12, 2005 and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2005/06 school years.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the
Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the
advancement of higher education.