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Aug. 16, 2011

Three nursing students, including a Rush DNP student, have been selected as winners of the "Back to School" nursing scholarships sponsored by, a comprehensive education and career resource for current and aspiring nurses.

Tresa Zielinski, of Chicago, Illinois, was awarded a scholarship to pursue her DNP degree at Rush University. "Tresa exemplifies exceptional professionalism through her advocacy at the national level for the advanced practice role ... She is a credit to the profession and a role model for those nurses who wish to further their careers and take an active role in shaping the future of nursing practice," said Beth Bolick, DNP, NP, Interim Chair of Women's, Children's and Family Nursing.

The scholarships, in the amount of $2,500 each, were created to support nursing education at various levels. Winners were chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants on the strength of their academic and extracurricular records.

The scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America, the country's largest administrator of private scholarships. will begin accepting applications for the next round of the "Back to School" nursing scholarships in March 2012.

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