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Jackie Sund Nursing Scholarship

The Centegra Health System Foundation is honored to offer area nursing applicants the Jackie Sund Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship was made possible in recognition of Jackie Sund’s tremendous dedication to both the nursing profession and Centegra Health System. It was established as a means to assist future nurses with their educational expenses and to ensure Jackie’s legacy of dedication to advancing the availability of well-trained nursing professionals for our community.

Jackie was a dedicated Associate of Centegra Health System for 40 years. She served as a mentor to hundreds of new nurses, sharing her knowledge of basic nursing, advanced nursing practice, critical care nursing and as a patient flow supervisor she modeled critical thinking. She had a special affinity for those patients and their families that were dealing with any type of brain trauma. Jackie was one of the first nurses in the nation to attain the specialty certification in critical care and was one of the very first Flight for Life nurses. Her humor and spirit were contagious. She would turn any challenging situation into a positive team effort with ideal patient outcomes. She is missed by many whose lives she touched.

To apply for this annual scholarship, please fill out the Jackie Sund Nursing Scholarship application or call 847-802-7085.

Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship

As part of the Centegra Foundation, the Centegra Health System Auxiliary cares for the community through its robust health care scholarship program. The Auxiliary awards scholarships to individuals who are pursuing careers in health care as well as those who are expanding their current health care roles.

The Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship is one example of this. Made possible through the generosity of Audrey Ballard, a Woodstock native and a nurse of 48 years, individuals who receive the Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship are high school graduates who are pursuing education in a nursing program. Scholarship funds go directly to the school designated and are used toward tuition, fees or books. To apply for this annual scholarship, please fill out the Audrey Ballard Nursing Scholarship application or call 847-802-7085 for more information.

Janet Smith Nursing Scholarship

The Janet Smith Nursing Scholarship was made possible through generous donations from family, friends and community members who wanted to honor her giving spirit.

Janet Smith received her nursing degree from Alverno College in 1974 and began working as a registered nurse in the obstetrics department at Woodstock Memorial Hospital. Janet exemplified the meaning of community service and volunteerism. As a certified childbirth educator, she taught Lamaze classes for expectant mothers throughout McHenry County for over 30 years. She lived with selfless concern for others and the strongest force in her life was the love of family and friends.

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the Janet Smith Nursing Scholarship application or call 847-802-7085 for more information.