Nicholas 72' and Patricia Kokx
This scholarship was established by Nicholas ‘72 and Patricia Kokx in memory of Patricia’s mother, Larita “Rita” Stephanak, who passed away on April 5, 2015. Rita was a registered nurse who attended Mercy Central School of Nursing. She passed on her love of nursing to Patricia and two of her graddaughters, one of whom is a graduate of Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing. It is Nick and Pat’s wish that this scholarship be given to a future nurse who, like Rita, will make a difference in the lives of many and inspire others to pursue the nursing profession. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to nursing students in their final years of studies.