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May 23, 2005

Contact: Patricia Adams

Frederick Resident Receives First Scigliano Scholarship

Baltimore, Md. – Frederick resident Jamie Boswell was recently named the first recipient of the newly created Alice Catharine Horine Scigliano Nursing Scholarship from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The $2,000 award for the 2005-2006 academic year supplements tuition for Boswell, who will graduate in spring 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Boswell holds a BA in Biology from Hood College. She previously worked at the National Cancer Institute, Ft. Detrick, Md., and volunteered at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

The Scigliano Nursing Scholarship is funded by a $50,000 endowment contributed by John A. Scigliano, PhD, in memory of his late wife Alice, a 1945 graduate of the School of Nursing. Dr. Scigliano, who received his graduate degrees from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, created the scholarship to encourage students from Western Maryland to pursue a degree in nursing. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must fulfill all qualifications for enrollment at, and be accepted by, the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Scholarships will be awarded annually, with preference given to students from Frederick, Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties.

For more information about the Scigliano Nursing Scholarship, call the School of Nursing's Office of Admissions, 410-706-0501. For information about other scholarship opportunities at the School of Nursing, call 410-706-7347, or visit www.umaryland.edu/fin/.

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