Erica Person of Marion has been awarded the East Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Burt-Davis Nursing Scholarship for the fall 2016 semester.
The Burt-Davis Nursing Scholarship is dedicated to assisting a student who is accepted in the college’s nursing program.
Person is currently enrolled in the EACC Nursing Program, and plans to graduate in May 2017. After completing EACC’s nursing program, she plans to continue her education at the University of Central Arkansas to obtain both a Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing. Person hopes to become an Oncology nurse.
The late Marguerite L. Burt established the Burt-Davis Nursing Scholarship in 2013 to honor the memory of her mother, Mrs. Bertha Davis Burt and grandmother, Mrs. Sally Stephens Davis, and to show support for the nursing field which was such an important part of their lives. Ms. Burt was a registered nurse for over 70 years, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother.
“I am very honored to be selected for this scholarship, and I am excited to have the opportunity to further my education,” said Person.
The EACC Foundation’s mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.