BriyaMarie Contreras says the $1,000 Scholarship Award will help her become the most knowledgeable, skilled and prepared nurse that she can be.
HOUSTON, TX – SignatureCare Emergency Center has awarded the 2019 Fall Medical and Health Scholarship to BriyaMarie Contreras, a sophomore at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Awarded biannually (for fall and spring semesters), the $1,000 scholarship is aimed at helping U.S. students majoring in the medical or health related fields pay their college expenses.
SignatureCare Emergency Center’s Director of Operations, Rhonda Abbe, RN, BCEN, said Contreras was chosen for the award because of her selfless attitude.
“BriyaMarie is a selfless young woman who decided to become a nurse so she can help others. She could easily have become discouraged by her experiences growing up, but she chose to turn those experiences into positives and use them as a springboard,” Abbe said.
“Receiving this award brings me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a registered nurse,” Contreras said.
“This award will help alleviate my financial stress of paying for school allowing me to focus my full attention to my studies ensuring I become the most knowledgeable, skilled, and prepared nurse I can possibly be,” she said.
“Thank you for helping me turn my dream of helping others into a reality,” she added.
“BriyaMarie is a selfless young woman who decided to become a nurse so she can help others. She could easily have become discouraged by her experiences growing up, but she chose to turn those experiences into positives and use them as a springboard.”
In her scholarship video submission, Contreras said she was inspired to go into the medical field by various medical conditions she witnessed her family members go through as a child. (See her thank you video also.)
“Growing up I watched a handful of my loved ones battle various medical conditions and instead of seeing these experiences as negative ones, I turned them into positives by using them as inspiration to pursue a career in the healthcare field,” she said.
All of us at SignatureCare Emergency Center wish BriyaMarie Contreras continued success as she pursues her life’s goals.
SignatureCare Emergency Center awards one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student in the medical or health related field, each semester. To qualify, the applicant must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited U.S. university, with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Each applicant must submit a 500-word essay and a 30-second video to be considered. Complete information is on the scholarship application page.
SignatureCare Emergency Center owns and manages the fastest growing group of emergency rooms throughout Texas. We currently have ERs in Houston (Houston Heights, Montrose, Copperfield, Memorial City, Westchase and Cypress/FM 1960), Bellaire, Sugar Land, Stafford, Killeen, Austin, College Station, Midland, Paris, Odessa and Texarkana.