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VNA Presents Annual Scholarships To Local Students

Photo: Shannon Hicks

Joining Abigail Blakeman for the presentation of The Anna E. Clow Scholarship check presentation recently were, from left, Margareta Kotch, VNA Scholarship Committee member; Alice Falkowitz, treasurer; Deb Osborne, co-president; and Anna Wiedemann, chair of the Scholarship Committee.

The Scholarship Committee of Newtown Visiting Nurse Association recently presented three scholarship checks to students who have met requirements for their respective honors.

On June 5, members of the committee presented the final $4,000 Anna E. Clow Scholarship check to Abigail Blakeman. A 2012 Newtown High School graduate, Miss Blakeman has just completed her sophomore year at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

The Anna E. Clow Scholarship is one of three awarded annually by the local Visiting Nurse Association chapter to students entering a nursing program awarding an RN or BSN degree. The scholarship money is awarded when the student begins clinicals, usually the end of the second or beginning of the third year in school.

In the future, the Clow scholarship will be referred to as The Newtown VNA Scholarship.

On June 10 Newtown VNA presented two more scholarship checks to students it had promised awards.

Erin Begg received a $4,000 VNA Scholarship check, and Meredith Bridges received a $2,500 Janice Van Syckle Scholarship award.

Erin was the NHS Class of 2012 salutatorian, and is now attending the University of Pennsylvania.

Meredith is also a member of the NHS Class of 2012, and is now attending the University of Vermont. 

Photo: Shannon Hicks

Erin Begg, second from left, received a VNA Scholarship check, and Meredith Bridges, second from right, received a Janice Van Syckle Scholarship award on June 10. With the young women, from left, are VNA Scholarship Committee member Maureen McLaughlin of Newtown VNA, Scholarship Committee Chair Anna Wiedemann, and committee member Mae Schmidle.


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