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Eileen Ridgway Outreach Scholarship

  • Established in May 1996, the Dr. Eileen Ridgway Endowed Nursing Scholarship aims to kindle and fuel leadership development by encouraging student development in community outreach, service, and civic efforts. Dr. Eileen Ridgway served as the dean of the Seattle University College of Nursing from 1968-1977.

    2014 Recipient

    Megan Rehder (APNI '15)

    Megan RehderEstablishing an Art Empowerment Program at SeaMar's Renacer Treatment Center

    Megan’s service project will focus on establishing an ongoing collaboration with SeaMar Community Health Center’s Renacer inpatient drug treatment center for youth. She served as Arts Empowerment Coordinator and Health Educator at the center from 2011-2012.

    Megan says that she “plans to develop a ‘recovery-focused’ visual arts and creative writing curriculum, as well as lead workshops twice a month with the patients of Renacer treatment facility.”

    She also plans to partner with a local organization display the work of patients in a public art showing in the spring of 2014. One of her goals is to develop a sustainable art and empowerment program with the collective input of youth, Sea Mar CHC and community members.

    Megan is a graduate student in the Family Nurse Practitioner track at the College of Nursing. She plans to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing degree in 2015.

    Past Ridgway Scholarship Recipients

    For more information
    Laurie Ramacci Noegel, Director of Development