According to a press release, seven area students will be recipients of the 2016 Roy Robson and Roma Jackson Nursing Scholarship. The seven students will receive portions of the $10,000 scholarship. They are Katie Ruholl, of Teutopolis; Monica Lin, of Effingham; Maria del Rocio Carrillo Quijano, of Effingham; Amelia Kopplin, of Altamont; Kevin Robards, of Dieterich; Abby Brown, of Effingham, and Nicole Pals, of Teutopois.
The scholarship was established by Roy Robson and Roma Jackson to help nursing students pursue their education. Robson and Jackson’s sister Mary was diabetic and required abundant nursing care. After seeing the importance of quality care, the two established a permanent endowment for nursing scholarships.