RUMFORD — The Peg Blouin Nursing Scholarship was established in 2009 upon Blouin’s retirement, after 42 years as a registered nurse at Rumford Hospital. Having been a recipient of the Auxiliary scholarship, which enabled her to earn her nursing degree, Blouin expressed a wish to give back to her community through this scholarship.
The annual award is $1250 to a basic nursing student, not one studying for an advanced degree or specialization, after that student completes a successful first semester. The award is based on merit and need. Applications are open to students who have been accepted into either an associate or bachelors nursing program. These students must have graduated or plan to graduate this year from a high school within Rumford Hospital’s coverage area.
To obtain an application form, students may call Rumford Hospital Patient Registration at 369-1000 or visit the reception desk in the hospital lobby between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Applications must be returned to Jane Aube, DON, at Rumford Hospital, postmarked no later than June 30.