The Ripley County Community Foundation is able to offer a variety of prestigious scholarships, one being the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship. As a Registered Nurse and EMS Member, Doris worked at Margaret Mary Health Hospital as the director of nursing, head of surgical nursing, and director of infection control for 37 years. This scholarship was established by the Brelage family in memory of Doris's untimely death.
This past month, the advisory committee for the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship came together and awarded the $500 scholarship to college student, Reed Struewing. Reed, the son of Lisa and Mike Struewing, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northern Kentucky University. He says, "I chose this course of study because I want to make a difference in peoples' lives and look back in 30 years, knowing I've made an impact." Reed has completed over 200 hours of community service, which includes raising over $50,000 for the Alzheimer's Association in Cincinnati.