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September 15, 2010 10:00 ET Announces Recipients of 2010 "Back to School" Nursing Scholarships Awards $5,000 in Nursing Scholarships

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -, a comprehensive online resource for nursing education, today announced the recipients of the 2010 "Back to School" Nursing Scholarships.

Scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to one current registered nurse enrolling in an RN to BSN program, and one aspiring registered nurse enrolling in a second degree nursing program. The winners, chosen from a pool of over 600 applicants, are Adelpha Abrahamson Larkin of San Carlos, California, and Sheryll Brown of Tallahassee, Florida. Recipients were selected on the basis of a number of factors, including academic achievements and extracurricular activities. "We are pleased to congratulate Adelpha and Sheryll on winning the scholarships," said Joseph Deal, the founder of "We had a large pool of well-qualified applicants, and we wish all of them the best of luck in their studies."

The scholarship was created in response to the ongoing nursing shortage and is an effort to enable more students to pursue nursing education. The program was administered by Scholarship America, the nation's premier administrator of private scholarships. The application process for the next round of the "Back to School" Nursing Scholarships will begin in March 2011.

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