Nursing Major Earns Scholarship

JUNE 13, 2013 - An undergraduate student at the School of Nursing & Health Studies has recently been awarded a Freedmen’s Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Clubs Inc. Scholarship.

Delores Emele (NHS’15), who is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree, will receive $1,000 through the scholarship program.

“I was elated when I received the phone call that I was selected as the winner and even more excited when I heard the history behind the scholarship,” she says.

Freedmen’s Hospital

Freedmen’s Hospital, according to Howard University’s Web site, was established in 1862 to provide “medical care to wounded soldiers, and other aged and disabled African Americans … Freedmen’s filled a void during a time when African Americans faced tremendous barriers to obtaining quality health care.”

Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing began in 1894. Three years later, the alumni association began in order to stimulate fellowship within the school and the profession, to promote higher standards for nursing, and to cooperate with other professional organizations focused on the advancement of nursing, according to an organizational brochure.

‘Learning New Things’

Emele says that her time at Georgetown has allowed to her to deepen her Christian faith and experience new things.

“Year by year, I am adjusting and learning new things about God, myself, and the world around me,” she says. “I’ve formed relationships with warm, inspiring, and highly motivated individuals here at Georgetown.”

By Bill Cessato