TNA District Three recently presented two scholarships, the Monika Dewar Memorial Scholarship and an academic scholarship, to deserving nursing students in counties that D3 serves. Scholarship criteria was based upon merit and need and included an essay and letter of recommendation. Additionally, the Monika Dewar Memorial scholarship included community service and a letter of recommendation from the service site.
Natalie Moyer won the Monika Dewar Memorial Scholarship. Moyer has experience in critical care, trauma, triage and leadership. She is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington and is studying to be family nurse practitioner. She has been involved in missionary work in Guatemala for the past few years and hopes to use her knowledge as a nurse practitioner to be able to expand her clinical knowledge so that she will be more effective as a medical missionary and in her own community. Moyer desires to further the education of people around her by helping them to treat their discomforts and educate them on the preventable nature of many diseases. Moyer is married and the mother of two young children, and her husband is also enrolled in graduate program. She volunteers at her church on the medical response team and children’s ministry while maintaining a 4.0 GPA in the accelerated program.
Natasha Bubeck won the academic scholarship. Bubeck is a dedicated professional nurse and a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington where she is pursuing a family nurse practitioner degree. She has been a nurse for almost 10 years and has worked in oncology, home health, hospice and wound care. She has a passion for educating patients on wound prevention and disease management while managing their wound care treatment plan. She also finds preceptorship and mentoring to be very rewarding and really enjoys working with students. As a family nurse practitioner, she hopes to be better able to do this. Bubeck is the mother of two young children and a foster parent to teenage children. She volunteers for Sunday school at her church. Per her professor, she demonstrates a spirit of commitment, determination and sense of direction. She was on the president’s list at UTA for her academic achievements.