Nursing scholarship available

Applications are being accepted for the 8th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is open to any Springfield-area high school student who is planning a career in nursing and who has been accepted into a nursing program of study. Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing. Determination will be based on merit and need.

Eileen Austin Neal was a registered nurse at Springfield Hospital for 64 years, retiring in 2005. She was the first recipient of the hospital’s Community Health Award in 2003. In 2004, the hospital established the Spirit of Nursing Award in recognition of her many years of dedicated service.

Application forms are available in school guidance offices. Deadline is May 24.  For information, contact Larry Kraft at Springfield Hospital, 885-7644 or

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