CEDAR RAPIDS —The Keech Scholarship Fund has been impacting Mount Mercy nursing students for more than 40 years.
Established in 1969 with funds from the estates of Dr. Roy K. Keech and his wife, Bess, the scholarship extends support to nursing students, whose field will enable them to continue to impact the world around them. Dr. and Mrs. Keech’s mission through this funding is to “make available to worthy young people the advantage of an education in nursing for their benefit — in order that they will be in a better position not only to help themselves, but to extend their influence to others.”
This year a total of $87,382 will be awarded to Mount Mercy nursing students. Since the establishment of the fund in 1969, more than $1.8 million has been awarded to more than 500 nursing students at Mount Mercy.
Elizabeth Schroeder, a senior from Bellevue, has been named a recipient.