Wisdom Nursing Scholarship

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The Wisdom Nursing Scholarship was established in 1983 by Virgil and Charity Stone. Charity is one of Charles and Margaret Wisdom’s four daughters who attended Southwestern Junior College and chose careers in nursing.

Pictured are Hope and Charity in 1937. Hope began pre-med at Southwestern Junior College but changed to nursing after transferring to Pacific Union College. She finished her R.N. at St. Helena Sanitarium Hospital at Napa, California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas. Charity received her R.N. from Wichita Falls General Hospital of Nursing.

Each of the Wisdom sisters enjoyed a long career in nursing and felt it was a rewarding and challenging career as they witness many incredible changes over the decades. Charity stated that, “Nursing is a profession where you work hand in hand with God as you serve others.”

Charity and Virgil Stone’s two daughters also attended Southwestern Union College in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s respectively. Jeanene went on to work for the California Conference at Paradise Valley and La Sierra University. Debbie finished her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Union College on the Denver campus.

The Wisdom Nursing Scholarship is awarded by the recommendation of the nursing department and is financed in the part by matching funds from the Exxon Mobile Foundation where Charity’s husband retired with over 42 years of service. This Scholarship is dedicated to the Wisdom sisters who were privileged to attend this University.

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Student Recipients 

2020-2021-Chirstine Aguirre 

2019-2020 -Betty Canizares

2018-2019 -Betty Canizares

2017-2018 -Yojaira Navas

2016-2017 - Karla Cogdill

2015-2016 - Alexander Cortes

2014-2015 - Amber Huggins 

2013-2014 - Navjot Riveros

2012-2013 - Phuoc Nguyen 

2011-2012 - Neil Sagrado 

2010-2011 - Zaveria Wachira