Mary Anna Von Dresky Scholarship

In 2015, Mary Anna Von Dresky passed away leaving behind a lasting legacy for future nurses like herself. In 1942 Mary Anna graduated from Davenport High School and in 1945 she graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as an intensive care private duty nurse at the former St. Lukes Hospital and later as a night nurse supervisor at Ridgecrest Village. She had a deep passion for nursing and in helping others, her mission will continue on through her memorial scholarship.

Students eligible for this scholarship must:

  • Have a high unmet financial need
  • Must show academic promise to complete their degree/certificate program in one of the following nursing programs: Nursing (AAS), Practical Nursing (Dipl.), or Pre-Nursing (AA)
  • Preference given to students who are experiencing unforeseen financial hardships