Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Program

Triangle Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2018 1:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: North Carolina, Counties in North Carolina: Chatham County, Durham County, Orange County, Person County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in North Carolina: Chatham County, Durham County, Orange County, Person County, Wake County

Minimum GPA: 2.0

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In 2008, the Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship Fund was created at Triangle Community Foundation as a tribute to Carol and to her dedication, passion, and commitment to nursing by the Beerstecher family.  Their desire is that this fund will assist those individuals who may share Carol’s passion for nursing, but who may not have the financial means to achieve those dreams.

Carol Ann Beerstecher was deeply committed to the profession of nursing.  She received her BS in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and following graduation worked as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care united of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  After she returned to UNC to pursue a master’s degree she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and dedicated the remaining six years of her life to the problems of terminally ill patients and their families.  She passed away in 1979 at age 29.

Triangle Community Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing to establish a scholarship program to support students who pursue pre-licensure nursing education.

Triangle Community Foundation  Mission

We envision a community where everyone has the resources to thrive

Triangle Community Foundation envisions a community where everyone has the resources to thrive, and we are uniquely positioned to connect donors, nonprofits, leaders and individuals to make a difference.  We have been right here for the last 30 years, growing and changing along with our region – and we will continue to be here for the next 30 years and beyond.  We recognize and embrace our responsibility to serve as a leader, and we welcome partners who share our vision for the future to join us in this important work.

We offer many different ways for you to give, get involved, and make a difference in our community.  We have the flexibility to help you support causes that you care about, the local expertise to help you give strategically, and we can provide you the opportunity to invest with us for a greater impact. Our donors are a diverse group of passionate individuals who make up the Foundation family and are dedicated to changing the landscape of our region for the better.  Each of them has a unique story, vision or goal, but they all have one thing in common.  They believe in the power of community giving. And we do too.

Triangle Community Foundation  Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of all residents of the Triangle now and for future generations by building philanthropic assets, connecting resources with needs, and providing leadership on key community issues and opportunities.

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  • Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be a resident of Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake or Person County, North Carolina for at least 12 months prior to application.
    • Must be a current nursing student at a public institution or have been admitted to a nursing program at a public institution in North Carolina offering an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.
    • Must have a proven financial need.
    • Must maintain 2.0 grade point average to continue to receive funding.