Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the life of Christine Smith, an alumna of the MCC Nursing program. Chris was an experienced and devoted nurse who transitioned to nursing as a second career and worked in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital for 11 years. The scholarship will provide support to students in the Nursing program at MCC who may need financial assistance for tuition, childcare, licensure expenses and other items not traditionally covered by financial aid or other scholarship awards.


1.) Full or part-time Nursing students.
2.) Demonstrated financial need.
3.) MCC GPA of 2.5 or above.

Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. 1. Christine overcame several challenges as part of her journey to become a nurse, specifically as an adult learner, working mom, experiencing financial barriers, and pursing a second career later in life. Please describe why you have chosen the nursing profession, and what completing the program would mean to you personally.
  2. 2. Please share specifically how you intend to utilize these scholarship dollars (ie: to offset licensure exam costs, purchase book and/or equipment, childcare, ect.) and how receiving the scholarship will make an impact towards your completion.
  3. 3. Christine’s legacy as a nurse will live forever through her patients whom have shared how well Chris cared for, and addressed their physical and emotional needs. What will your nursing legacy of care be? Please describe your intended philosophy of care for your patients and describe what lasting impact you strive to have on those you care for.