The University of Southern Indiana Foundation has received a $2 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney for nursing scholarships.
According to USI, the Hershel B. Whitney Nursing Scholarship Endowment honors the life and legacy of Whitney, while providing scholarships for University of Southern Indiana undergraduate students who have been accepted into the Nursing Program.
“We continue to be grateful for the generosity of Mr. Whitney. Now, more than ever, we recognize the invaluable care provided by nursing professionals in our community, our country and around the world, said Ronald S. Rochon, USI President. “This gift will provide financial assistance to USI students who have met the high standards required for entry into our Nursing Program."
Following Whitney's death in 2015, the Hershel B. Whitney Charitable Trust selected USI to make a positive impact on programs that enhance the care and support of the population
According to USI, over 83% of its Nursing Program graduates have chosen to remain in Indiana as care providers following graduation.