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Wolk Foundation gives MCC $375,000 for nursing scholarship

Rochester Business Journal
December 4, 2013

Monroe Community College student nurses will have new support with a $375,000 gift from the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

The foundation announced the donation to the Monroe Community College Foundation to establish the Wolk Faces of the Future Scholarship, which is intended to help MCC students earn their associate in applied science degrees and become registered nurses.

Wolk foundation trustees joined MCC and MCC Foundation leaders to announce the scholarship and the first 20 recipients, student nurses from Monroe, Ontario and Wayne counties. The scholarship is open to full- or part-time students enrolled in MCC’s nursing program who demonstrate potential for a successful career as a registered nurse, college officials noted.

“MCC’s nursing graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce directly after graduation,” said David Myron Wolk chairman of the Wolk Foundation. “The graduates’ high achievement rates attracted our attention years ago and this scholarship offers another way to strengthen health care education in our community. We know our first 20 scholars will go on to achieve rewarding careers after MCC and serve our community well.”

The foundation has been a large supporter of the MCC nursing program in the past. In 2007, it made a $2 million gift that funded the creation of the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence at MCC.

“In 2008, the Wolk Foundation helped us open the doors to one of the most outstanding teaching and learning facilities in our region, the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing,” said Diane Shoger, MCC Foundation executive director. “This scholarship fund announced today further enhances the learning experience MCC offers by helping our graduates create personal paths to earn degrees at MCC and beyond that will benefit them professionally."

(c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.


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