If you're a nursing student in college, then here's something of interest to you. Women's & Children's Hospital is now accepting applications for their Memorial Scholarship.

The one-time, single scholarship of $500 is awarded each fall semester to an area nursing student entering their senior year of study. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 25 at 4:30pm.

Awardee will be announced the first week of June.

Student applicants must have graduated high school from one of the 14 parishes in the Women's & Children's Hospital service area including Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion and Vernon.

Last year Kristen Bordelon, a nursing student at LSU-Eunice, was the recipient of the inaugural Women's & Children's Memorial Scholarship.

The Memorial Scholarship was created to memorialize employees like the late Tim Potier, a long-time registered nurse in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Whenever a co-worker was in need or whenever a family member in his care needed a word of encouragement, Potier was there - always with a soothing smile and what seemed like the perfect words to say at the appropriate time.

An electronic scholarship form can be found online at https://womens-childrens.com/professionals/scholarships.dot.