Florence Grous Memorial Scholarship Fund

Florence Grous Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mom was in Kennedy Hospital from October 12-16 and October 18-November 5, 2013.

During her stay, she was in the Emergency Room (ER), the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). The nurses that provided Mom’s constant care were just simply amazing. These nurses have such an intense and difficult job to do, and yet, they come in every day and provide attentive and compassionate care to those who need it the most. They are on call 24 hours a day, every day, in the event that you should ever need them.

Our family was so inspired by their dedication to their profession. It was truly impressive, and it wasn’t just a few nurses, it was every single one of them. We made it a point to thank them all, but we can’t thank them enough. We have all of their names and will be writing letters of appreciation to every one of these unsung heroes of our society.

To honor Mom and these amazing women and men, we are honored to establish the “FLORENCE GROUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP“, to be awarded annually to a Rutgers nursing student who is about to dedicate their working lives to the nursing profession, just like those RN’s that took such tremendous care of Mom in her time of need.

We desire the scholarship to be given to a local student who is nearing the completion of their studies. Rutgers School of Nursing students rotate through Kennedy Hospital as part of their training. The School of Nursing and they are establishing and administering the scholarship fund. Applicants will be asked to write a short essay explaining why they chose nursing as a profession. Our family will help select the recipient and be invited to the award ceremony each Spring to present the award to a deserving student.

Donations may be made to Rutgers University Foundation in support of the “Florence Grous Memorial Scholarship Fund”.

For donations to be properly applied to the scholarship fund, be sure to:

Make checks payable to: “Rutgers University Foundation“,
and write “School of Nursing-Florence Grous Memorial Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

Mail donations to:
        Attention: Martha L. Bahamon
Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street, Suite 110
Newark, NJ  07107-3001

         Marianne Wiatroski, BSN, RN
         Director of Development, School of Nursing
         Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
         180 University Avenue, Room 338
         Newark, NJ 07102

 
Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a donation receipt. Check with your company to see if they will match your donation.

We thank those who have already made a generous donation. It’s come to our attention that some people thought donations were only being accepted at Mom’s funeral. Be assured that donations to Mom’s Scholarship Fund may be made at any time, now or years from now. Several people have mentioned they will contribute annually.

Thank you for considering a contribution now and in the future.

5 thoughts on “Florence Grous Memorial Scholarship Fund”

  1. Paul,
    Do you receive any updates from Rutgers on contributions to the Memorial Scholarship Fund? Your Dad mentioned that quite a few family and friends have contributed to this fund. Your Mother is still in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Wow, Sarah… congratulations on your upcoming pinning ceremony!

    Glad to have you as the first scholarship recipient!

    Thanks very much for your thoughtful video message. Happy Holidays to you too, and again, CONGRATULATIONS!

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  3. Paul, can you send me your contact info. Liz Ketterlinus is not with the university any longer and we are transitioning to new staff for the foundation efforts. Sorry for the late notice, but I just learned last night that Sarah was selected as student speaker for the pinning ceremony to be held at Mayfair Farms, West Orange. If your dad or anyone else is around, we would love to have you join us at this fun event. Lynn mcfarlld@sn.rutgers.edu

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  4. Donation mailing update – send to:

    Marianne Wiatroski, BSN, RN
    Director of Development, School of Nursing
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
    180 University Avenue, Room 338
    Newark, NJ 07102

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