Today the CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation announced the establishment of four new nursing scholarships at a check presentation ceremony in the Dr. William R. Patterson Health Sciences Center.

The new CHRISTUS St. Michael Nursing Scholarship will be available beginning in the Fall 2015 semester. The scholarship will provide $1,000 per semester to four nursing students who meet stringent academic standards and maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Texarkana College nursing program.

Chris Karam, CEO/President of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, presented the scholarships, along with Susan Landreaux, Executive Director of the CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation, and Dean Barry, a Texarkana College alumnus and CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation Chairman.

“Texarkana College leads the way in offering higher education credentials at an affordable price, and the new CHRISTUS St. Michael Scholarship Program is another means to make college more accessible for our high-achieving students,” said Courtney Shoalmire, Dean of Health Sciences at Texarkana College. “We are honored that CHRISTUS St. Michael, where many of our nursing students will find employment when they graduate from our program, is investing in our students’ futures.”

For additional information, please contact Katie Andrus at (903) 823-3125 katie.andrus@texarkanacollege.edu or Kayla Fleming at (903) 823-3059 kayla.fleming@texarkanacollege.edu