The family of Edith Ivey, an alumna of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing, has endowed a $125,000 nursing scholarship in her name. The Edith Ivey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate nursing student in their junior or senior year based on academic merit and financial need.

Dr. Marsha Howell Adams, dean and professor of nursing at UAH, tells UAH.edu, “The College of Nursing is so grateful to the Edie Ivey family for their generosity and support of the nursing profession through this scholarship. It demonstrates value and a true investment in the next generation of professional nurses.”

Ivey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UAH in 1983 thanks to a scholarship she received from the Winchester Rotary Club. She attended nursing school while caring for her young children at home and working part-time at a local hospital. Following her graduation, Ivey worked at a small hospital in Winchester while her husband finished law school.

Eventually the family moved to Houston, Texas, where Ivey began working as a nurse at the Houston Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in the country. Ivey worked at several other hospitals and healthcare organizations over the following three decades before dying unexpectedly less than two weeks before her planned retirement date.

In honor of her dedication to the nursing profession, Ivey’s family felt that a scholarship in her name was the best way to honor her. To learn more about Edith Ivey and her career in nursing, visit here.

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