Ozinga Gift Supports Nursing Students
The gift of scholarships can make all the difference for Trinity students, both during their time at the College and into the future. “After my husband Norm passed away, someone suggested a scholarship as a lasting remembrance of him and all the work he did at Trinity,” said Hilda Ozinga. “I’m really proud of this nursing scholarship.”
Currently, there are four Ozinga scholarship recipients enrolled in Trinity’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program: Amanda Jackson, Sarah Boeringa, Abigail Kleyn, and Katelyn Geerlings.
In a recent meeting with Sarah, Katelyn, and Amanda, they expressed their thanks to Hilda. “I’m very appreciative of the scholarship,” said Sarah, a junior. According to Katelyn, a freshman, scholarships are one of the reasons she came to Trinity.
Amanda Jackson a senior, said, “The scholarships I have received through Trinity have lightened my payment load in the present and the future, since I won’t have as many loans to pay.”
“I’m very appreciative of the scholarship,” said Sara, a junior. According to Katelyn, a freshman, scholarships are one of reasons she came to Trinity.
The Norman Ozinga Nursing Scholarship, which Hilda created in 1982, has done more than provide financial assistance to dozens of nursing students over the years. Her personal involvement with recipients includes hand-written notes, meeting with their families, helping them find jobs and, of course, homemade cookies.
Hilda commented, “I’m here for these students…I go to the pinning ceremony every year. It’s a real accomplishment for these students.”