Lorain County Community College is proud to announce the availability of the Alice Feser Welsh Memorial Scholarship. This award is intended to support Lorain County Community College/University Partnership students. Preference will be given to those who meet the following criteria:
- Scholarship is intended for second year Registered Nursing Students;
- Preference will be given to students with a diverse background;
- Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA; Eligible Candidates will have financial need;
- In the event no eligible candidates apply, scholarship may be awarded to any nursing student
Alice Feser Welsh upon graduating from high school at 18 years of age, immediately began her studies to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After 30 years working in hospitals on the west side of Cleveland, Alice, at the age of 50, returned to school at Lorain Community College to become a Registered Nurse. Though having been out of the classroom for a long time, she persevered in her studies while continuing her nursing position and attending to her role as a mother and grandmother. As a nurse, Alice was conscientious and thorough in every aspect of her responsibilities. Less experienced nurses continuously turned to her for guidance, which she willingly provided. She loved nursing and often talked about her experiences with family and friends. Her work was grounded in the premise that the needs of the patient always come first. It was not uncommon for her to be approached outside the hospital by a person she previously cared for who wanted to thank her for her kindness, care and support. Alice retired after 49 years in the nursing profession.