Grateful Nurse: Thanks to You, She'll Be Ready

  • Sarah Peles, nursing student

    Sarah Peles knew she wanted to be a nurse after she watched those who took care of her dad in the cancer center take such good care of him—and her.

    “They were the sweetest people, and I didn’t think there would be any way to repay them for comforting me,” she said. “I finally realized that other children were going through what I went through, and I knew how I was going to repay those nurses. I would become a nurse and help children.”

    A first-generation college student, Sarah benefits from the Kuzneski Family Scholarship for Nursing and the Sutton Scholarship to help cover her tuition and expenses at IUP. Her goal is to work in either a neonatal unit or a children’s hospital.

    The Kuzneski Scholarship covered the cost of her books. “The heavier the book, the more it costs, and, honestly, I don’t know if I could have bought all the books and materials I needed for my classes if I hadn’t received it,” she said

    “I just want to say thanks!” she said, to the Kuzneski family and to all who have contributed to the Sutton Scholarship.

    You may make an immediate gift online by following the link above. Or, get print forms that you may mail to us. Either way, we thank you!

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