Scholarship Helps Shelby Lundin Keep Eyes on the Prize

Sister Grace Clare Beznouz Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Shelby Lundin, left, is pictured with fellow Sister Grace Clare Beznouz Nursing Scholarship recipient Emmerensia Yenyeh, right, and Martha Scheckel, dean of the nursing school, at a Scholarship Thank You event..

Determined to get through college without taking on any private student loans, Shelby Lundin has held down three jobs while working on a nursing degree at Viterbo University. With a year to go until she graduates, though, she can cut back on her hours and concentrate more on her studies.

That’s because she has been chosen as a recipient of the Sister Grace Clare Beznouz Nursing Scholarship, an annual scholarship that was created to honor the driving force behind Viterbo’s nursing program and the nursing school’s first dean.

A 2015 graduate of Bigfoot High School in Walworth, Lundin started her studies at Winona State University in Winona, Minn., before transferring to Viterbo.

People have to go through a highly competitive application process to earn a Sister Grace scholarship, and Lundin was thrilled to be among the four selected as recipients, and not just because of how it lightens her financial burden.

“It’s just a huge honor to get a scholarship named for the founder of the program,” Lundin said. “It’s something you can be proud of, an acknowledgement of all the hard work you’ve put in.”