Nursing student Shauntey Nicole Singletary has been awarded $1,500 from the Coastal-Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women to continue her second year of nursing training at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.
Coastal Georgetown Scholarship Committee members noted Singletary’s pursuit of higher education to help her work with children started during her adolescence when she became a babysitter. Her goal is to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.
A portion of Singletary’s essay that was submitted with her application reads, “Being a babysitter not only presented the concept of responsibility, but also assisted me in determining professional goals for my future as a young adult. As I prepare for my second year of nursing school, I am enthusiastic to acquire technical treatment skills for tending to children with intensive care needs, and a variety of complications ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infections, cardiac malformations and surgical difficulties.”
Penny Deiner, CG-AAUW president, will present the scholarship to Singletary.
The Coastal Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women has been a part of the local community since 1958. It is a national professional organization of more than 100,000 members whose mission is to work for equity for all women and girls, to encourage lifelong learning and to effect positive societal change. To learn more, visit http://www.aauwdelaware.org/georgetown.shtml.