The Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VTANA) is committed to helping students pursue their careers as CRNAs and to become leaders in the health care profession.
Each year, VTANA provides support for the Jack Neary Memorial Scholarship.
Preference is given to a student from the state of Vermont. Second preference is given to a student from the New England area. Applicants must submit a summary of their goals and objectives for advancing in the direction of pain management, no more than one page long.
To apply for a scholarship, a first-year student must be an AANA member and have completed at least six months of courses in an accredited CRNA program by the application deadline date. Second-year students must have completed at least one year of courses in an accredited CRNA program by the application date. There is no financial aid available through the AANA Foundation for those entering a nurse anesthesia program.
About Jack Neary
Jack Neary was a true professional who dedicated himself to relieving suffering and improving his patients’ quality of life. Although he was gone too soon, this scholarship is awarded so that his memory and contribution to the health care profession is never forgotten.
2018 Jack Neary Memorial Scholoarship Recipient
Rachel Birdsong, from Fairfield University in Connecticut has been named the recipient of the 2018 Jack Neary Memorial Scholarship. Rachel was recently honored during the AANA Annual Congress in Boston for her achievements.
Photo: Rachel Birdsong (left) is recognized as the Jack Neary Memorial Scholarship winner. Pictured with Rachel is VTANA President John Stitt.
For information about the scholarship, please contact VTANA at [email protected].
Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Peter Danles, VTANA Association Manager