Ashlyn Czerniak is the recipient of the 2022 Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship. The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Doris Brelage after her death. Doris was a registered nurse and EMS member; she spent thirty-seven years at Margaret Mary Community Hospital as Director of Nursing, Head of Surgical Nursing, and Director of Infection Control. The Ripley County Community Foundation is proud to administer the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship because Doris was a great example of the best Ripley County has to offer. She was kind, generous, and dedicated to the community.
Lisa Banks, RN, states, “Doris was a dedicated nurse, great friend, and mentor. I think she would be very proud to support Ashlyn in her nursing career.”
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be a graduate of Batesville High School or be nominated by a practicing nurse at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, be accepted into a nursing school, and demonstrate dedication to both academics and community service.
“The Doris A. Brelage Scholarship is an example of how the Ripley County Community Foundation works to open the door to advanced education for non-traditional students and connects local employers with qualified employees,” stated Amy Streator, Executive Director at the Ripley County Community Foundation.
Scholarships are one way that we are Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter.