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December 09, 2019

Three students in the College of Health Professions’ McAuley School of Nursing are the recipients of $4,000 scholarships from Metro Health Foundation to assist with tuition and other costs including uniforms, equipment and technology to prepare for the licensing examination.

Kortney Hepting, Hyder Mirza and Dominique Mones, who are expected to graduate in May, received the 2019-20 scholarships based on their commitment to nursing and work in the classroom and commitment to healthcare in the Detroit area.

Hepting is a residence hall advisor and co-founder of Active Minds, an organization working to remove the stigma of mental illness and provide resources. She has taken three mission trips, is a member of the Student Nurses Association and works with University Ministry.

Mirza is president and founder of the Detroit Mercy chapter of MedLife, a medical mission trip organization serving clinics locally and internationally. He is a Detroit Mercy Presidential ambassador, volunteers at Detroit Rescue Mission and worked in Lima, Peru, helping build infrastructure in underserved areas.

Mones is the Student Nurses Association president and past chair of the group’s blood drive committee. She has worked as a tech in the pediatric hematology and oncology unit, and volunteered more than 60 hours in the emergency department at an urban hospital.

It is the ninth year in a row the organization has funded scholarships, bringing the total investment in Nursing students to nearly $110,000. Metro Health has also provided funding for equipment and programming at McAuley School of Nursing since 1996.

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