Brevard Heart Foundation Awards Eastern Florida State College Nursing Students with Scholarships

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EFSC NURSING STUDENTS Stephanie Herrnkind, Te’a Sepulveda AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS

The Brevard Heart Foundation has awarded scholarships to two Eastern Florida State College nursing students to help them continue their education. Above, left to right are EFSC Dean of Nursing and Applied Health Sciences Loretta Beorlegui, EFSC VP Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Randy Fletcher, Scholarship Recipient Stephanie Herrnkind, Brevard Heart Foundation Scholarship Chairman Christopher White; Scholarship Recipient Te’a Sepulveda and Brevard Heart Foundation Executive Director Diana Adams. (EFSC image)
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Brevard Heart Foundation has awarded scholarships to two Eastern Florida State College nursing students to help continue their education.

The students are Stephanie Herrnkind, who is pursuing the Nursing RN Associate in Science Degree, and Te’a Sepulveda, who is studying to become a Practical Nurse in the college’s one-year LPN certificate program.

“We’re very grateful to the foundation for their generosity in rewarding these two excellent students for their hard work. They are committed to becoming outstanding health care professionals, and the scholarships will help them achieve that goal,” said Loretta Beorlegui, EFSC’s Dean of Nursing and Applied Health Sciences.

The scholarships are unique because the awards are given directly to the students to be used as they most need them.

Some put it toward tuition and books while others use it for medical supplies for school or even childcare.

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“It is our mission to support healthcare initiatives and the future of quality healthcare in Brevard County, which includes investing in our local students who are working towards a profession that makes such a difference in our community,” said Diana Adams, Executive Director of the Brevard Heart Foundation.

“Our scholarship applicant pool continues to amaze the board and scholarship committee, and this year’s Eastern Florida State College recipients are truly exceptional.”

All applicants are Brevard County residents, graduated from a Brevard County high school while living in the county, and have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in medical school, nursing programs, physician assistant programs, or nurse practitioner programs.

The mission of the Brevard Heart Foundation is to improve and promote healthcare for Brevard County citizens through programs that target identified community needs, as well as invest in the future of local quality healthcare through their scholarship program.

For over 60 years, it has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct scholarship aid to local students seeking healthcare degrees and certifications.

“It is our mission to support healthcare initiatives and the future of quality healthcare in Brevard County, which includes investing in our local students who are working towards a profession that makes such a difference in our community,” said Diana Adams, Executive Director of the Brevard Heart Foundation. “Our scholarship applicant pool continues to amaze the board and scholarship committee, and this year’s Eastern Florida State College recipients are truly exceptional.”
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