National Coalition of Hospital Associated Schools and Colleges of Nursing (NCHASCN)

National Coalition of Hospital Associated Schools & Colleges of Nursing


Student Scholarship Winners – 2021

Faith Huffman

LPN to RN, St. Mary’s School of Nursing

Stephanie Griffith

St. Mary’s School of Nursing

Courtney Ewing

St. Mary’s School of Nursing

Emily Botta

Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing

Faculty Scholarship Winners – 2021

Marie O’Donnell

Trinitas School of Nursing

Student Scholarship Winners – 2020

Matthew Abelowitz

Matthew Abelowitz

St. Francis School of Nursing

Matthew Abelowitz is a senior year nursing student at the Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing in Trenton, NJ. He is also vice president of the school’s Student Nurses Association. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company. Within the department he is one of the top responders as well as a member of multiple committees. After graduation he will enter a career in pediatric emergency nursing and plans to continue his education towards a Masters degree.


Brooke Marvin

Brooke Marvin

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

Zhaleh Wolf

Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing

Zhaleh Wolf 26 years old first year nursing student, married for 3 years. My ultimate goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner and eventually open up my own daycare /clinic. I am currently working as a nursing assistant working at a children’s hospital. God is the head of my life and with him I know that I can only go higher.


Maegen Steadman

Maegan Stedman

LPN to RN, St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

I have wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. It started my senior year of high school, when I enrolled in a Certified Nurses Assistant class. This led me to continue on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and to one day soon fulfill my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse.

In my nearly fourteen years in healthcare I have had the opportunity to work in several different specialties and each came with its own set of obstacles, but I wouldn’t take back any of my experiences. My experiences are what have gotten me here today, and what in my opinion will make me a great Registered Nurse.

Since finishing my CNA in high school, I completed LPN school, earned an associate degree in Humanities, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Community Health. I gravitated towards community health, because I would love to be a health educator.

There will be good and bad days in any profession, but in nursing it’s the bad that we learn from, and that makes us stronger; and the good that keeps us coming back for more. I am dedicated to my profession and to my patients, the selfless work that nurses do on a daily basis often goes unrecognized, but that’s not why we do it. We do our jobs because we know we are making a difference in the lives of our patients.

This is what I am here to offer to both the profession of nursing and my patients alike. I am a shoulder to lean on, a hand to hold, an ear to lend, and a voice to advocate for their wellbeing. I am here to ease worry and pain, because knowing that the person caring for you, does actually care, means a great deal to both patients and their families.

In July I started the accelerated associates degree program at St Joseph’s College of Nursing. While it has been both difficult and rewarding, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I can not wait to be Maegen Stedman, RN, and thanks in part to the National Coalition of Hospital Associated Schools of Nursing for 2020, I can be.


Faculty Scholarship Winners – 2020


Sharon Gallo

Joseph McCluskey School of Nursing

Asri Byll

St. Francis School of Nursing

Asri Byll is a freshman course coordinator at St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing who facilitates students learning and transition from nursing school into career nurses. After working as an informaticist, Psych nurse, med-surg oncology, senior educator, and adjunct instructor, Asri became interested in educating nursing students to help increase the growing nursing workforce. Asri understands the importance of using evidence-based practice and advanced degree to help educate students and communicate the understanding of nursing concepts to them.

Asri has experience in item writing and content review, which includes working with NCSBN to develop standardized sample questions that are used to prepare graduate students for the NCLEX exam. He also works with Lippincott as clinical editor and subject matter expert to review and update nursing competency and certification material.

Asri holds an MSN degree and is currently working diligently to complete DNP degree at Grand Canyon University with expected graduation date of May 2020.


Elizabeth Easterday picture

Student Scholarship Winners – 2019

Elizabeth Easterday

Nursing Student, Trinity Health System School of Nursing
Steubenville, OH

Kimberly Nelson

St. Mary’s School of Nursing
Huntington, WV

Mary Stroud

St. Mary’s School of Nursing
Huntington, WV

Kim Damron

Faculty Scholarship Winner – 2019

Kim Damron, MSN, RN

St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Huntington, WV

NCHASCN offers two types of scholarships: