A newly-established endowment at Purdue University Northwest will support nursing students facing financial uncertainty. The Robert Winston Milos endowment will support nursing students in good academic standing who are facing sudden financial emergencies that may interrupt their studies. Milos made an initial $50,000 gift and hopes more people will contribute and grow the fund.
“I was blessed to attend college, but along the way in my journey I met students who were excellent and committed, but suffered an obstacle that set them back. Some dropped out because of it. We’re all going to need nurses at some point in our lives, and there is such a nursing shortage. I’ve tried to remove some of those barriers to help aspiring nursing students with a wide range of unexpected expenses, so they don’t have to miss a semester or two.”
The endowment will discreetly provide emergency resources free of charge. Milos’ past gifts to the school have benefited 42 students.