SOURCE: BrainTrack


January 14, 2010 09:00 ET

BrainTrack Announces Nursing Scholarship Winners for Fall 2009

Entries Offer Guidance and Perspective to Future Nursing Students

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - BrainTrack, a widely referenced higher-education resource, today announced the Fall 2009 winners for its BrainTrack Nursing Schools Scholarship (, a biannual scholarship for nursing degree students that is designed to help prospective students. The winners are Katherine Barresi of Napa Valley College in California, who received the $1,000 first-place award, and Zoe Andrade of State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center College, who received a $500 second-place award.

"Through the essay responses of entrants, which we are publishing as student stories, our Nursing Schools Scholarship program offers those considering nursing career paths the perspectives of real student experiences," said David Siegel, Vice President of Operations with BrainTrack's publisher, Futuremeld, LLC. "The winning essays stood out for the creativity and practicality of guidance offered for prospective students."

"BrainTrack's award will undoubtedly bring me much closer to my goal of becoming a registered nurse," said BrainTrack Nursing Schools Scholarship winner Katherine Barresi, who has completed a semester of her studies towards an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Napa Valley College. Her winning essay offered a series of questions for future students to ask of the nursing schools that they are considering. She also described the first-hand research she undertook to explore nursing as a career path.

BrainTrack Nursing Schools Scholarship second-place winner Zoe Andrade, who plans to graduate in 2010 from an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, shared in detail how she selected her school and the steps she took to prepare for her first semester. She described experiences that led her to nursing school, including undergraduate studies in performing arts and health issues faced by members of her family.

A summary of useful tips offered by entrants, as well as the winning essay entries, are published in BrainTrack's Nursing Student Stories section (

About BrainTrack's Nursing Schools Scholarships for 2010

The Spring 2010 entry deadline for BrainTrack's ongoing Nursing Schools Scholarship is March 1, 2010 and the Fall 2010 deadline is November 1, 2010. The scholarship asks entrants to respond to essay questions that are geared toward helping others evaluate nursing as a potential career path. BrainTrack publishes a selection of those essays which prove most helpful to future students.

The scholarship is open to current students with at least one semester of credits towards graduation with an appropriate degree in nursing. Studies can be full-time, part-time, on-campus, or online and must be at an accredited US college. There are no fees for entry and all entrant names and contact information will be kept private for use only in the scholarship, except for the winners whose names will be published.

For scholarship details and rules please see BrainTrack's Nursing Schools ( section.

About BrainTrack

Online since 1996, BrainTrack ( is a worldwide university and college directory that lists more than 10,000 higher-education institutions in over 190 countries. The site helps visitors make academic and career decisions through its content, including thousands of original and detailed school profiles, guides to U.S. colleges by career, U.S. colleges by religion, articles on topics such as financial aid, and more. BrainTrack is referenced by thousands of sites, including major universities, libraries, government agencies, and publications. BrainTrack is produced and maintained by FutureMeld LLC.

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