College of Nursing and Allied Health junior earns RN scholarship
SU Baton Rouge junior nursing student Melanie Walker is the recipient of 2017-2018 Dr. Constance Smith Hendricks RN Scholarship awarded by the Psi Phi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. The Constance Smith Hendricks RN Scholarship was established to provide outstanding Southern University nursing students with assistance with nursing fees, uniforms, and supplies necessary to complete their studies. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to SU students distinguishing themselves through outstanding academic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.
“Walker has truly distinguished herself and is well deserving of this scholarship,” said ??
The undergraduate nursing student has received many awards and honors including the 2016-2017 highest average in the College of Nursing and Allied Health and the Honors College. Walker presently serves on the Student Government Association, Association of Women Students, Honors Student Association, Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council, and Student Nurses Association.
The Psi Phi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is a national non-profit organization for professional registered nurses and male and female student nurses representing many cultures and diverse ethnic backgrounds. The mission of the sorority is to recruit and retain nurse leaders. Guided by the motto “Service for Humanity”, the Sorority has programs focusing on health promotion/disease prevention, leadership development, mentoring, recruitment and retention and scholarship.