RCCF Names Brelage Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:00 AM

By Ripley County Community Foundation, news release

The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship provides an experience for non-traditional students to build a network and establish connections with Margaret Mary Health.

Brooklynn Laker is the recipient of the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship. Photo by RCCF.

(Ripley County, Ind.) - The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship has been awarded to a Galen College of Nursing student, Brooklynn Laker, by the Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF). Every year, RCCF is proud to distribute the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship because of the character and work ethic of Doris Brelage. She was a great example of the best Ripley County has to offer: kind, generous, and dedicated to the community. The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship was established by the family of Doris Brelage after her death. Doris was a registered nurse and EMS member; she spent thirty-seven years at Margaret Mary Community Hospital as Director of Nursing, Head of Surgical Nursing, and Director of Infection Control.

Lisa Banks, RN, states, “Doris was a dedicated nurse, great friend and mentor. I think she would be very happy to support Brooke's nursing education. Brooke's attention to customer service and promoting the "Margaret Mary Way" were very much a part of Doris' daily routine.”

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be a graduate of Batesville High School or be nominated by a practicing nurse at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, be accepted into a nursing school, and demonstrate dedication to both academics and community service.

“The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship provides an experience for non-traditional students to build a network and establish connections with Margaret Mary Health. It further provides a great opportunity to keep our young talent local and assist in the betterment of Ripley County’s future,” stated Laura Hamilton, Program Officer at the Ripley County Community Foundation.

To donate to the Doris A. Brelage Nursing scholarship, visit our website at https://rccfonline.org/ or stop by our office at 13 E. George St., Suite B Batesville, IN 47006. Contact us at (812) 933-1098 or office@rccfonline.org with any questions or to learn more about our scholarships.

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