Giving Back

Med-Sense Guaranteed Association is committed to helping lessen the financial burden of college for students and their families.

$450,000

NURSING SCHOOL GIFTS

$1,422,000

SCHOLARSHIPS

392

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The value of higher education has never been more significant than it is now. Unfortunately, the cost of higher education has continued to increase year over year, making it difficult for families to afford. At MSGA, we strive to lessen the financial burden for students and their families by offering financial gifts via the Nursing School Gift Program and educational scholarships via the MSGA Scholarship Program.

The Nursing School Gift Program

As part of our mission in improving our member’s overall health, MSGA is actively seeks to help students studying to become future nurses by providing gifts to various nursing schools. These gifts have enabled those schools to provide scholarships to a number of their own nursing students who might otherwise not have been able to complete their studies due to financial stress. The following are schools we have proudly supported over the years:

St. Louis University

MSGA worked with St. Louis University to establish the MSGA Nursing Scholarship Fund and gifted a total of $75,000 in 2017, $25,000 in 2018, $25,000 in 2019, and $25,000 in 2020 into this fund. The Go Further Scholarship initiative via St. Louis University has a matching program that doubled the impact of the gifts. Thanks to donations from MSGA and the matching funds, the scholarship fund grew to $250,000 and is awarded to those nursing students who show financial need and academic success.

College of St. Mary

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the College of Saint Mary is a Catholic women’s university that has an outstanding nursing program. MSGA provided $75,000 in 2017, $25,000 in 2018, $25,000 in 2019, and $25,000 in 2020 to the school which in turn has provided 30 students with $5,000 scholarships.

St. John’s School of Nursing

St. John’s School of Nursing is located in Springfield, IL, and offers upper-division bachelor nursing degree programs to those who have already completed their liberal arts and science courses at other institutions. The St. John’s School of Nursing is associated with the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and offers students hands-on experience to accompany their nursing program. Since December 2015, MSGA has provided a total of $150,000 to the St. John’s School of Nursing to be used for student scholarships.

If you are a school of nursing and wish to apply for a gift, please click here.

The MSGA Scholarship Program

MSGA awarded 17 scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each for the 2021/2022 school year. The scholarships were available to members or their dependents and may be used for tuition, books, and fees. Recipients were selected based on their goals, GPAs, letters of recommendation, and how the funds would be used to advance their academic progress and/or enhance their skills. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back in late spring of 2022 for future scholarship information.

Giving through the years

Since 2015, MSGA has provided $1,507,000 for 409 individual scholarships.


2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Recipients 12 44 168 70 70 28 17 409
Scholarship Amounts $2,500 $3,000 $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Total Awarded $30,000 $132,000 $420,000 $350,000 $350,000 $140,000 $85,000 $1,502,000

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Aylin Acosta

University of Indianapolis

Lexi Beets

Tarleton State University

Madison Billings

Clemson University

Bekka Broyles

Muhlenberg College

Brooke Covert

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Beatrice Dibashi

The University of Alabama

Kingsley Ezenibe

University of St. Thomas in Houston

Kadi Hampson

Indiana State University

Itallee Hickman

Western Governors University

Paris Hickman

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Sarah Klenke

Miami University

Wojciech Klos

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kayley McCalmont

Abilene Christian University

Oloruntoba Ogundayomi

Texas Southern University

Adrana Oniovosa

The University of Texas at Austin

Carlos Patterson

University of Houston

Evan Tricker

University of Nebraska Omaha

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Seriah Barnes

Xavier University

Kehinde Olatunji

Huston Baptist University

Alexis Beets

Tarleton State University

Paulina Ramirez Machado

East Tennessee State University

Esther Aludogbu

South Carolina State University

Wade Fletcher

Indiana University Bloomington

John-Beloved Osho

Texas A&M University

Paris Nichole Hickman

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Layne Elizabeth McCalmont

Baylor University

Sarah Klenke

Miami University

Brooke Elaine Covert

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Maya Fernstrom

Pennsylvania State University

Aylin Acosta

University of Indianapolis

Oloruntoba Ade Ogundayomi

Texas Southern University

Carlos David Patterson

University of Houston

Leigh Callaway

University of Texas At San Antonio

Jacinta Obuseri

Chamberlain College of Nursing Pearland, Texas

Beatrice Dibashi

The University of Alabama

Jodi Evans

Stephen F. Asutin State University

Itallee Hickman

Western Governors University

Anulika Prisca Emelife

Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing

Aderonke Olatunji

Texas Southern University

Britnee Elizabeth Marshall

Britnee Elizabeth Marshall

Saily Marudwar

Roosevelt University

Adrana Emuobor Oniovosa

University of Texas at Austin

Rebekka Broyles

Muhlenberg College

Terrie Jean Fields

Prairie View A&M University

Gladys Awum Chefack

Prairie View A&M University

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Adebola Olayemi

Prairie View A&M University

Alaina Claire Bigelow

California State University East Bay

Alexander Sergei Hetzel

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Alexis Beets

Tarleton State University

Alisa Yost

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Alyssa Hudson

Anderson University

Amari Grevious

Anderson University

Anna Beth Wehr

Truman State University

Anulika Prisca Emelife

Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing

Audrey Elizabeth Johnson

Georgia Institute of Technology

Beatrice Dibashi

The University of Alabama

bekunmi ayomikun

houston community college

Brett Thomas Johnson

Sam Houston State University

Brianna Rondero

Texas A&M University

Britnee Elizabeth Marshall

Germanna Community College

Brooke Elaine Covert

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Brooklyn Johnson

University of Texas Austin

Caleb Robinson Tucker

Texas Tech University

Caylin Duenas

California State University Long Beach

Chioma Ajaero

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

CHRISTIANA TORIOLA

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING

Daniel Aweda

Houston Community College

David Chan Yang Kim

Otis College of Art & Design

Elise Kathryn Lorow

Clarks Summit University

Elizabeth Ann Sherry

Southern Connecticut State University

Emily F. Gonzalez

Santa Rosa Junior College

Emily Valerie Carbo

Florida Southern College

Erin Ravenel

Southeastern University

Franklin Valdese Ngoue Ngoue

Prairie View A&M

HADIJA HUSSEIN OMAR

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hamzah Khan

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Heather Daniels

Lincoln Christian University

Huzaifah Khan

University of Illinois At Chicago

Itallee Vessels

Western Governers Unversity

Jasmine Housel

University of Florida

Jayden Andrew Glasscock

Texas Tech University

Jeri Goldberg

Florida State University

Jodi Lynn Evans

Stephen F. Austin State University

Jonathan Armijo

Moody Bible Institute

Joseph Royle

Shippensburg University

Joseph Wylie

Iowa State University

Joshua Brian Quinn

Florida State University

Kenneth Joseph Kern

Lander University

kinsella Taylor

Prairie view A&M university

Laura Perez Massague

San Jacinto College

Lauren Nicole Dillon

University of Arkansas

Leigh Callaway

University of Texas At San Antonio

Lorie Ann Fisher

Old Dominion University

Lucy Monde Chibesa

Prairie View A & M University

Mahnoor Qureshi

The George Washington University

Margaret Chinaza Ekechi

Texas Southern University

Maria Corpuz

Aspen University

Natalie Joy Hamilton

Union College

Nathan Marcus Irwin

Lipscomb University

Nkechinyere Odinma

Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing

OLUWATOYIN BUKOLA OJIKUTU

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY (COLLEGE OF NURSING)

Pamela Anyichie

Prairie View

Patricia Lennon

Miami University

Qionte Marce Johnson

Arizona State University

Rebekka Broyles

Muhlenberg College

Robert Fields

Prairie View A & M University

RUFUS I, AGBONYI

Prairie View A&M University

Ryan Thompson

Palo Alto University

Saily Marudwar

Roosevelt University, Chicago

Santiago Avila

University of Chicago

Schuyler Sices

Villanova University

Sydney Mae Stephan

Culinary Institute of America

Taylin Johnson

Texas Woman’s University

Victoria Ayeni

Prairie view A & M University

Yecheskel Francis

Rutgers University

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Agartha Boateng

Prairie View A&M Un College of Nursing

Alaina Bigelow

California State University East Bay

Alexis Marrufo

Texas A&M University

Alireza Atabaie

Southern Methodist University

Alyssa Hudson

Anderson University

Aminat Yusuf

Prairie View A&M University

Anna Burton

Winthrop University

Araceli Sosa

Texas State University

Araceli Zamudio

Long Beach City College

Aylin Acosta

University of Indianapolis

Beatrice Dibashi

Shelton State Community College

Bekka Broyles

Muhlenberg College

Blanca Tovar

UW Parkside

Brianna Rondero

Texas A&M University

Britnee Marshall

Germanna Community College

Brittany Graham

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Brooke Tokes

Bowling Green State University

Casey Mott

Hinds Community College

Chris Darden

Mesa Community College

Christiana Toriola

Prairie View A&M University

Christine Emeric

Hollins University

Daniel Aweda

Houston Community College

Daniel Lavelle

Johns Hopkins University

David Chan Yang Kim

Otis College of Art & Design

Emily Carbo

Florida Southern College

Felita Williams

Florida A&M University

Gabriel Rojas

Full Sail University

Gisena Rodriguez

New Mexico State University

Halima Isah

Prairie View A&M University

Hamzah Khan

University of Illinois at Chicago

Hanna Hone

Atlantic Veterinary College

Hassan Anifowose

Texas A&M University

Huzaifah Khan

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Isabel Mueller

Arizona State University

Itallee Hickman

Western Governors University

Jacques Pinault

Georgia Southern

Jarrett Glasscock

Texas Tech University

Jasmine Housel

University of Tampa

Justin Tokes

Kent State University

Kara Bedingfield

Covenant Academy

Laura Long

Central Georgia Technical College

Laura Onogharo

Midwestern State University

Layne McCalmont

Round Rock High School

Lesdy canales

Austin Comminity College

Lincoln Turner

Lassen Community College

Maranda Bramlett

Virginia Western Community College

Marco Martinez

University of California Santa Cruz

Megan McCalmont

Abilene Christian University

Mohaddeseh AbbasZadeh

Southern Methodist University

Nicole Slamovitz

Univeristy of Tampa

Olubukola Adebanjo

Prairie View A&M University

Oluwasolabomi Agoro

Prairie View A&M University

Oluwatoyin Aweda

UTHealth School of Dentistry

Omoye Oribhabor

Prairie View A&M University

Owen Ellingson

Owen Ellingson

Pablo Mojica Martinez

Lonestar College CyFair

Qionte Johnson

Arizona State University

Rachel Gondek

Reinhardt University

Ryan Thompson

Palo Alto University

Simbiat Shodeinde

Prairie View A&M University

Syed Ahmed

Medical University of Silesia

Taleia Stephens

New Jersey City University

Temitope Fariogun

Prairie View A&M University

Tia McNary

University of Texas at Austin

Tori Knoss

Miami Dade College

Trey Masek

Texas Tech University

Yecheskel Francis

Rutgers University

Heather Newnum

Lincoln Christian University

Sara Klenke

Miami University

Tatiana Bolds

Emory University

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Abigail Blanchet

Saint Michael’s College

Abimbola Abidemie Olagunju

MA College of Pharmacy & Health Sci Un

Alaina Bigelow

California State Un East Bay

Alan Backlund

Angelo State University

Alan Kringel

Palm Beach State College

Alana Cavanaugh

Gulf Coast State College

Alana Willingham

Texas Tech University Health Sci Centers

Alexis Bullock

Norfolk State University

Alexis Langham

Oklahoma Baptist University

Alexis Marrufo

texas A & M University at College Station

Alireza Atabaie

Southern Methodist University

Alyssa Hudson

Anderson University – IN

Amanda Gaudin

Oklahoma Christian University

Amanda Perera

Indiana University

Amandeep Singh

LaRoche College

Amber Mayeru

university of New Orleans

Anahay Fuchu

Bellevue University

Anna Beth Wehr

Truman State University

Anne Sauber

North central Texas College

Arizona Sky Hinkle

Purdue University

Ashley Baptiste

Valencia College

Ashley Dyer

Liberty University

Austin Bonebrake

University of Oregon

Austin Long

Central Georgia Technical College

Aylin Acosta

University of Indianapolis

Beatrice Dibaski

Shelton State Community College

Blanca Tovar

UW- Parkside

Brandy Esther

Black Hills State University

Breonda Harris

Trinity Washington University

Briana Shackelford

Austin Community College

Briana Swift

Chamberlain University

Brianna Specht

Joliet Junior College

Britnee Marshall

Northern Virginia Comm College

Brittney Braddee

California University of Pennsylvania

Brooke Tokes

Bowling Green State University

Caryria Davis

Middle Tennessee State Un

Charles Peavy

Webber International University

Cheyanne Frayre

West Virginia University

Chris-Annie Joseph

Louisiana State University

Christian Egbonim

University of Texas at Austin

Christian West

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Christiana Toriola

Prairie View A&M Un College of Nursing

Christopher Robison

University of Central Oklahoma

Cindy Barefield

Columbus Technical College

Cole Tacker

Texas Tech University

Daniel Lavelle

Johns Hopkins University

Danielle Mabry

Hardin-Simmons University

David Chan Yang Kim

Otis College of Art & Design

David Joseph

Baton Rouge Community College

Devyn Santoyo

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dominque Phillips

Troy University

Dottie Holomek

Iowa Western Community College

Drew Miller

Truman State University

Edward Hebert

St. Ambrose University

Eliza M Cheratoiu

Malcom “X” College – City Coll of Chicago

Emily Coop

Truckee Comm College

Emily D Fitch

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Enrique Parra

Northampton Community College

Everard Nadler

Coastal Carolina University

Feroz Fernandes

DePaul University, Chicago

Freda Obuseh

Lonestar College

Genine Hawkins

Chatthoochee Tech College

Greyson Turner

College of Charleston

Hanna Hone

Atlantic Veterinary College

Heather Newmum

Lincoln Christian University

Heather Williams

Ashford University

Hien Trinh

West Virginia University

Huzaifah Khan

University of Illinois at Chicago

Isabel Mueller

Arizona State University

Jacques Pinault

Armstrong State University

Jaelyn Fox

Houston Baptist University

Janice Ramos

Palo Alto College

Japhet Mfebe

Davenport University

Jarrett Glasscock

Texas Tech University

Jatae Bryant

Clemson University

Jay LeClercq

University of Central Oklahoma

Jennifer Torres

El Camino College

Johana Tovar

Texas Women’s University

John Fretcher

Holyoke Community College

John Wesley Ramsey IV

Wright State University

Jordan Brown

Southern Illoinois Un Edwardsville

Joshua Fung

Seminole State College of FL

Julissa Macha

Houston Community College Coleman

Justin Tokes

Kent State University

Katelyn McLaughlin

Kennesaw State University

Kaylon Bendau

Sam Houston State University

Kelly Jurden

Texas Lutheran University

Kelsey Kelly

University of Texas at San Antonio

Kiara Davis

Mississippi University of Women

Kimberly Davis

Delaware Tech & Comm College

Kindra Langley

Waldorf College

Kristie Kemper

Florida State University

Kristie Sain

Temple College

Kristin Cisewski

University of North Georgia

Kyler Walle

Eureka College

Kylie McWhortee

Tarrant County College

Larissa Morris

Savannah College of Art & Design

Laura Onogharo

Midwestern State University

Lauren Abeyta

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Lesdy Canales

Austin Community College

Lidiane Santos Bishop

Cincinnati State Technical & Com College

Llincoln Turner

Lassen Community College

Maaz Syed

University of Texas at Austin

Madai Guerrero

University of Mary Hardin – Baylor

Maddison Awalt

University of Texas at Tyler

Madison Whitfield

LeTourneau University

Maranda Bramlett

Virginia Western Comm College

Marco Parmelee Martinez

University of California Santa Cruz

Margarita Guerrero

St. Edwards University

Maria Bui

University of Memphis

Marques Hensley

Wytheville Community College

Marquis Kempson

Clark Atlanta University

Mason Greene

Mountain Empire Comm College

Matthew

Central Michigan University

Matthew Campbell

Texas State University

Max Lipel

University of Missouri – Columbia

Mayra Munoz

Montclair State University

Mercedes Ramsey

University of Dayton

Mitchel Yokem

Front Range Comm College

Mohaddeseh Abbas Zadeh

Southern Methodist University

Moriah Buckwalter

Norhteastern University

Mustofa Bahrami

Virginia Tech

Myrtis Loudermilk

Angelo State University

Nicholas Malcom

Montgomery County Community College

Nicole Slamovitz

University of Tampa

Nikolaus Rodriguez

Blinn College

Noah Blanco

University of Mississippi

Noe Holguin

St. Edwards University

Oluwasalbomi Agoro

Prairie View A&M Un College of Nursing

Pablo Mojica Martinez

Lonestar Cyfair

Patricia McNeil

Bethel University

Pingting Li

Harold Washington College

Qionte Johnson

Arizona State University

Raven Wood

Spelman College

Rebecca Ann Alby

Ashford University

Rosie Woolford

Delaware State University

Ryan Cantrell Thompson

Palo Alto Un-Pac Grad School of Psy

Ryan Curfman

University of South Florida

Ryan O’Keefe

UNLV

Samantha Salapare

Tarelton State University

Samatha Foster

BYU – Idaho

SaMone Patrick

Johns Hopkins University

Sean McCarty

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Sharon Alston

Walden University

Sidney Naseralla

Texas State University

Stevie Martinez-Farias

Bennington College

Sydney Nautais

Calumet College of St. Joseph

Syed Ahmed

Medical University of Silesia

Tamara Girton

Rio Salado College

Taylor Sansone-Jones

University of Missouri – Columbia

Terrence Odrick Jr

Wilmington University

Terri Smith

North Central University

Tori Knoss

Miami Dade College

Tori Kolody

PennState

Travis Montgomery

University of Texas at San Antonio

Trevor Emrick

University of Colorado – Boulder

Trey Hecker

University of Central Missouri

Trey Lucie

University of Central Florida

Trey Masek

Texas Tech University

Trisha Keesling

Mississippi University of Women

Tyler Wurth

Ohio University

Ufumoa Egurefa

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Vincent Harris

Georgia State University

Will Wehe

Arizona State University

William Edward Flores

University of California Irvine

Yecheskel Francis

Rutgers University

Yung Whei Wang

DeAnza College

Zacchaeus Carter

McMurry University

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Ahofolau Uhatafe

Galen College of Nursing

Alexandra Emery

Indiana State University

Alyssa Gift

Stephen F. Austin State University

Anna Elizabeth Wehr

Truman State University

Anna Sullivan

Houston Community College

Brandon Geppert

California University of Pennsylvania

Brooke Tokes

Bowling Green State University

Carlos A. Lopez

Arizona Western College

Chase Hampson

Lindenwood University-Belleville

Chaz Dominguez

DePaul University

Chelsa Powers

Sinclair Community College

Chetan Dhir

University of Texas Austin

Christine L. Perkumas

Metropolitan Community College

Daniel Lavelle

Johns Hopkins University – School of Education

Dustin Chad Sampson

East Central University

Edward J. Williams III

University of Florida

Emily Nasett

Columbia College of Nursing

Eric Niyokwizera

Richland College

Feroz Manuela Quirino Fernandes

DePaul University

Haley A. Wollmuth

South Dakota State University

Hana Weldesenbet

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Isaiah Lawrence

Aiken Technical University

Jamie Ballard

Western Governors University

Jazmine Nairn

Concord University

Jenifer Orndorff

Bluffton Univversity

Josie Martinez

Jersey College School of Nursing

Juilanne Persa

University of Central Oklahoma

Justin M. Tokes

Kent State University

Kristen Gilchrest

Cape Cod Community College

Lauren Smith

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Mark Berman

University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Lopez

Arizona Western College

Monicka Fosnocht

Bastyr University California

Noel Struening

Mesa Community College

Paris N. Hickman

Virginia State University

Paul Murianki Ragwa

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Qionte Johnson

Arizona State University

Rebecca Ann Alby

Ashford University

Sharon Alston

Walden University

Suzette Ryan

College of Staten Island

Terri Smith

North Central University

Torian Burns

University of Central Arkansas

Troy Lawerence Trinidad

Navarro College

Uriel Smith-Jackson

Coastal Carolina University

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Brooke Tokes

Bowling Green State University

Chris-Annie Joseph

Baton Rouge Community College

Devin Deaton

Arkansas Tech University

Feroz Manuel Quirino Fernandes

De Paul University

Jamie Bohlen

Doane College

Justin Tokes

Kent State University

Maria Theresa Roberts

Casper College

Mark Liban

Idaho State University

Oluwatomiwa Bami-Ogunbiyi

University of Texas at Tyler

Ouida Campbell

Jefferson State Community College

Samuel Cooney

Kansas State University

William Smith

Arapahoe Community College