Posted on Mar 6, 2017

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation representative visits USF Nursing  

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation representative visits USF Nursing  

Carrie Conway, a representative of Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, recently visited USF Nursing and met scholarship recipients.

The foundation has been active since 1945 and grants scholarships to accredited institutions among nine states. USF Nursing has been working with the foundation since 2005.

Over the last 12 years, the foundation has contributed $810,000 to the USF Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship in Nursing, impacting the academic experience of 210 students. Of these, 171 graduated with a bachelor’s degree, and 37 are currently progressing through the program in good academic standing.

“We have been impressed with the quality of the (USF Nursing) program, and we know that USF nursing graduates will make an important difference in the lives of others through their contributions to the nursing profession”, said Carrie Davis Conway, Senior Program Officer at Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. “We also recognize the critical role that nurses will play in shaping the future of healthcare, and we are delighted to invest in educational opportunities for students at USF who will become those future leaders.”

During Conway’s visit to the college, she had lunch with three scholarship recipients.

“It has meant a lot that I received this scholarship,” said Victoria Clayton, an upper division student. “My parents haven’t been able to support me financially. Having the security to finish my degree has been essential.”