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Cancer Care / Betsy Tontini Nursing Scholarship

The Cancer Care / Betsy Tontini Nursing Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the memory of a Wenatchee nurse who touched numerous lives with her warm and special caring. Betsy was instrumental in organizing Cancer Care of NCW as well as founding “Our House”, a home for out of the area patients to stay while receiving treatment.  On May 17, 1997 Betsy died following an extended battle with cancer. This scholarship supports graduating seniors from Chelan or Douglas county high schools or a Wenatchee Valley College student, who plans to enroll in the nursing program at WVC.  The committee seeks to award students who demonstrate leadership ability through participation in community and extracurricular activities.

Application Opens: January 1st
Application Due Date: March 1st

Eligibility:

  1. Is a graduating senior of a Chelan or Douglas county high school or a Wenatchee Valley College student
  2. Plans to enroll or is enrolled in the nursing program at Wenatchee Valley College
  3. Has a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  4. Demonstrates leadership ability through participation in community service and extracurricular activities
  5. Demonstrates a significant chance of success
  6. Demonstrates financial need
  7. Renewal is possible for recipients after acceptance into the nursing program; must reapply and compete with new applicants

 

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