The 1:6:3 Scholarship is named to point to the text in Matthew (the 1st book of the New Testament), chapter 6, verse 3, which says:
“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself.” The Message Bible
In this name is an invitation, both for participating donors and for scholarship recipients. For the donors, participation in this fund will be anonymous.
For the students who are awarded this scholarship, the current donors invite you to, someday, do something to honor the Scripture for which this fund is named. Your “something for someone else” may or may not be money, but when you finish your studies here at Adventist University and you become a successful member of your profession, they invite you to find a way to do something for someone else without calling attention to yourself.
Dr. Matilda Barker Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Matilda Barker Memorial Scholarship was created by Dr Barker’s husband, Linbrook Barker, MD, and three children Matef Harmachis, JD, MEd; Lori Barker, PhD; and Sandra Dunbar-Smalley, DPA, OTR/L; and their spouses. The Barker Family chose to establish this scholarship fund at the University to continue the legacy of Dr Barker who valued education and encouraged students in word and deed.
We will never know the number of students that Dr. Barker supported by paying tuition and rent, by buying books and education supplies, by supplying clothing and groceries, or with an understanding ear and an inspiring assurance; whether quietly behind the scenes or through public organizational work. But we do know that her commitment to education went beyond the classroom. Beginning on the Caribbean island of Barbados before emigrating to the United States, Dr. Barker taught every level from elementary through graduate school in her many decades as teacher, nurse and professor.
The Founders’ intent is to provide a scholarship to benefit highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified occupational therapy students’ success in becoming professionals who live the healing values of Christ in the tradition of Dr. Matilda Barker.
Shirley Grace Bordner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor Shirley Bordner by her son, Chris. He chose to create this scholarship at the University to continue the legacy of Shirley Bordner who believed in the power of education.
Don and Helen Bradley Scholarship
Helen Bradley graduated from the Florida Hospital nursing program in 1947 and served at Florida Hospital for many years including roles as an Assistant Director of Nursing and Charge Nurse on the surgical unit. A native of Perth Amboy, NJ, Mrs. Bradley had many fond memories of her nursing career and credited her education here as a key to her success.
Don Bradley also had a long history at Florida Hospital including serving as the first administrator of the Altamonte Hospital before moving on to other leadership roles within the company.
In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley’s son, Ken Bradley and his wife, Ruth, chose to honor his parents’ wedding anniversary with an endowed scholarship in their name.
The Bussing Family Scholarship
As a recipient of nursing care that demonstrated thoughtfulness, compassion and concern for the whole person, Louisa Bussing recognized the importance of education in the lives of nurses. She also understood that financial resources sometimes stand in the way of students achieving their educational goals.
As a result of her friendship with Don Wildman, an employee of Florida Hospital and an advocate for its University, she directed that funds from her estate form an endowment for scholarships at Adventist University of Health Sciences.
William Coleman and the Rotary Scholarship
Mr. Coleman is a long-time Orlando resident and Rotary Club member, having served in many capacities including a District Governor of Rotary International.
On the occasions when Mr. Coleman has visited Florida Hospital he has been very pleased with the care he received, especially from the nursing staff. Mr. Coleman wanted to ensure that he, and others, would continue to receive the best nursing care possible and so decided to endow a scholarship at the University. The Rotary International motto “Service Above Self” typifies the life of a nurse, someone who is dedicated to the health and well-being of others.
Established in 2005, this scholarship has also benefitted by various fundraising activities of the West Orlando Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Altamonte Springs.
Jane Reynolds Crofton Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Bill and Jane Crofton’s desire to continue the legacy of her parents, her compassion for nursing, and years of successful healthcare leadership.
From the time Jane was a little girl she felt God’s purpose for her life was to serve others. She felt this could be best accomplished through pursuing a career in nursing. Jane’s father was a veteran of WWII so she applied and received the Nashville American Legion Forty and Eight scholarship. This scholarship is Jane and Bill’s way of paying it forward.
Over her 47 years career as a registered nurse she worked in critical care, and most recently cancer research. She has held leadership positions as a nurse manager, nursing supervisor, and at the time of retirement a department director. The Founders’ intent is to provide funds as a perpetual endowment to inspire nurses to be leaders and be there during a person’s most vulnerable time.
Susan Cruze Scholarship
The donor has chosen to establish this scholarship fund at the University to provide for education for healthcare professionals who major in Diagnostic Medical Imaging. The founder wishes to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders who practice healthcare as ministry by providing a perpetual endowment to benefit highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified students succeed.
Paula Curren Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of Paula Curren, devoted mother to Donna and Deborah and wife to Bob. Paula’s courageous battle with cancer came to an end in 1992 in Candler, NC. Because of that loss, the family has a strong empathy for those who have lost loved ones to illness.
Bob Curren has spent virtually his entire professional career working in Adventist education at academies and most recently, Adventist University of Health Sciences. This experience has given him a high appreciation for the benefits of outstanding education. He has also seen the struggles that students face and established this scholarship to help students succeed.
De Vol Trust Scholarship
Robert and Michelle De Vol have chosen to establish this scholarship at Robert’s alma mater for a worthy and deserving student. They wish to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders in healthcare, specifically the Radiologic Sciences.
Vivian Clark Esch Memorial Scholarship
Vivian Esch was a thoughtful lady who came to Florida from Maine, living first in Clearwater and then in Orlando. She valued education and appreciated the work of compassionate nurses. She designated a portion of her estate to be invested for a scholarship to provide assistance to nurses the University.
Femmes de Coeur Scholarship
The Femmes de Coeur (Women of Heart) is an Orlando based, not-for-profit volunteer organization comprised of a unique group of community women volunteering time and sharing a common goal to serve the needs of the Central Florida community.
In 2008 the group started a unique fund raising event, “Let Us Entertain You,” styled after the program, “Dancing with The Stars.” Proceeds are divided among four nursing programs in Central Florida for endowed scholarships
Ben Field Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by parents, LeRoy and Shirley in memory of son Ben who spent his last days in Florida Hospital. The nurses and staff were compassionate caregivers, going the extra mile, not only for Ben, but for his parents who came from California to be with their son.
They wish to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service oriented leaders for the nursing profession who practice healthcare as ministry.
Florida Hospital Credit Union Scholarship
The Florida Hospital Credit Union has been serving the employees of Florida Hospital since 1955. It has over 8,000 customers with branch locations throughout the Florida Hospital system.
The FH Credit Union, in an effort to support its many members, chose to endow this scholarship to the University in 1999. This scholarship is awarded to an academically qualified student that is a Florida Hospital employee or a dependent of a Florida Hospital employee.
Katie Pluta Franklin Memorial Scholarship
The Katie Pluta Franklin Scholarship was created by her colleagues to honor the memory of a fellow nurse and friend. Katie was an outstanding nurse who exemplified the Florida Hospital commitment to whole person care—mind, body and spirit. Katie was an inspiration to those with whom she worked and a comforting and spiritual caregiver who patients came to adore.
Even while fighting cancer and undergoing an arduous treatment plan, Katie still came to work as much as possible so she could practice the profession she loved. While Katie is gone, through this scholarship, her memory and her dedication to nursing live on.
Irene A. Gale Scholarship
This scholarship honors the successful nursing career of Irene A. Gale. Her son chose to establish this scholarship fund at the University to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders for healthcare professions. This scholarship helps highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified students who are single parents succeed and contribute to society as healthcare professionals who practice healthcare as ministry.
The Giving Back Scholarship
As the Founder reflected on a life that has been good to him, he chose to establish the Giving Back to Healthcare Students in Need Scholarship. He invites others from all walks of life and educational backgrounds, including University alumni, who have benefitted from a life-time of receiving to also give back.
Donors to the Giving Back to Healthcare Students in Need Scholarship join the Founder to affirm the value of their education and its contribution to improving their lives and their community. They also desire that students do not have to interrupt their education due to lack of funds.
The Founder and donors wish to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders for healthcare professions. The Founder’s and donors’ intent is to provide this Fund as a perpetual endowment to help highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified students who have financial need succeed and contribute to society as healthcare professionals who practice healthcare as ministry.
Jean Gould Scholarship
Norman and Jean Gould’s three sons, Jeffery, Robert, and Bruce, established this scholarship to honor their mother, Jean Gould. The Gould family has a deep appreciation for the care they have received from the nurses at Florida Hospital. They also recognize the need for nurses who are competent, compassionate and caring, the shortage of nurses and the excellent level of education that the faculty provides at the University.
The Gould family is involved in many philanthropic efforts including the University of Central Florida, New York University and the Jewish National Fund.
Mrs. Gould envisions that someday the recipient of her scholarship could be in charge of Florida Hospital.
Frances and William J. Green Trust Scholarship
William J. Green enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served for 39 years in the field of health care. He advanced through all enlisted ranks and received a commission as Ensign, Medical Service Corps, USN in 1952 and after progressing through officer ranks, was promoted to Captain in 1972.
His life-long dedication to the health care profession led his estate to establish this scholarship to honor Captain Green and his wife.
Hartman Access to Education Scholarship
James Hartman chose to establish this scholarship fund at the University to encourage students to take advantage of the benefits of a formal educational experience after high school. Although he continues to have a successful career in business, his achievements resulted from hard, persistent work and experiential learning in the marketplace rather than focused practice informed by the disciplined world of academia.
Mr. Hartman realizes that there are students who could benefit from the opportunities at the University and would not be able to attend unless they have financial assistance. So he wishes to partner with the University to provide this Fund as a perpetual endowment to help highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified students succeed and contribute to society as healthcare professionals who practice healthcare as ministry.
Mark Honska, MD Memorial SRNA Scholarship
The Mark Honska Memorial SRNA Scholarship Fund honors the life of Mark Honska, MD. His wife, Susan LeGrand Honska and family chose to establish this scholarship fund at the University to continue the legacy of Mark who was a founding partner of the JLR Medical Group and a founding clinical preceptor for the SRNA program at Florida Hospital’s University.
Mark provided care to patients at Florida Hospital as a highly respected and talented practicing anesthesiologist for 27 years.
He enjoyed teaching and in 2014 received the Anesthesiologist Preceptor of the Year Award from the SRNA’s at ADU in recognition of his expert instruction and dedicated mentorship. The scholarship will be awarded to highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified SRNA’s to help them succeed and contribute
Robert T Hoover MD Memorial Scholarship
The Robert T. Hoover, MD Memorial Scholarship honors the distinguished services of Dr. Hoover as a compassionate physician and caring friend. Dr. Hoover practiced healthcare as ministry in Orlando for 38 years. He was the founder of the OB/GYN department of Florida Hospital and delivered over 9,000 babies.
His sons have created this endowment fund to benefit students at the Adventist University of Health Science who intend to pursue a career in direct patient care. It is also a tribute to his lived belief that deserving students should get a chance. Many friends have also contributed through their participation in the annual golf tournament that bears his name.
Hubbell Family Scholarship
Stella and Gerald Hubbell met at Washington Missionary College, now Washington Adventist University, in Maryland where she was studying nursing and he business. They understood how much a scholarship could mean to a student who might be struggling financially to stay in school. Stella enjoyed working in the nursing profession for many years. One of her fond memories is of praying with patients before starting their care in the evenings. There were many times when other nurses would ask her to pray for their patients, something she was very happy to do.
The name of the scholarship was chosen because three generations of nurses, Mr. Hubbell’s mother, Mrs. Stella Hubbell and their daughter, Melissa graduated as nurses. They learned ethics and caring for the whole person. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell appreciate that healthcare as ministry is the mission of Adventist University of Health Sciences and created this scholarship to assist students.
Jean W. Iles Scholarship
Jean Walton began her nursing career in Kentucky in 1945 with quite an auspicious start, placing #1 on the State of Kentucky Nursing board exam. After marrying her husband, Bill Iles, they moved to Florida where she started working at Florida Hospital as the Director of Clinical Studies for the School of Nursing.
Throughout her life she was dedicated to caring for others in what she always called, “the ultimate profession.” Mrs. Iles and her husband Bill established this scholarship in 1998.
Independence for Life Scholarship
Anonymous donors wished to honor the first class of students who graduate with a Master of Occupational Therapy so gave the Class of 2013 Occupational Therapy master’s students a challenge to establish this scholarship. The Class who realized how much they have benefitted from their education decided to accept the matching dollar challenge and support this scholarship in their future philanthropy.
Thus this class created the first ever alumni class scholarship as partners with their alma mater in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders in the occupational therapy profession. The alumni intent is to provide this scholarship fund as a perpetual endowment to benefit a highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified Masters of Occupational Therapy student. The vision is to help this student succeed and contribute to society as an occupational therapist who practices healthcare as ministry.
Tony S. Keena Scholarship
The founder of this scholarship wishes to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders for healthcare professions. He wanted to provide this scholarship as a perpetual endowment to benefit highly motivated, dedicated, health conscious, and academically qualified students succeed and contribute to society as healthcare professionals. His focus on health preservation honors the memory of his mother Bonnie J. Keena.
Susan J. Kintner Scholarship
Susan Kintner was born and raised in Missouri, moving to Florida in 1987. Ms. Kintner immediately began working as a nurse at Florida Hospital. She graduated from Adventist University of Health Sciences with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and created the scholarship fund that bears her name in 2005.
She often credits the caring and competent nursing department faculty for helping her become a successful nurse. She particularly remembers Dusanka Hristic, Rilla Taylor, and Carolyn Peterson. Ms. Kintner states, “They gave me a whole new perspective on nursing. They were mentors to me that I’ll never forget.”
Seth Kite Memorial Scholarship
The Founders have chosen to establish this scholarship fund at the University to honor the memory of Seth Kite who was born October 6, 2013. Beside his crib his parents, Jeff and Tiffany, hung a graphic of waves with the scripture found in Isaiah 43:2 written on it. They placed it there with the desire that Seth would come to know the God who would never leave his side.
Seth died January 9, 2014, and his parents found that the scripture that was intended to be a promise to their son has been God’s promise to them. God does not always spare us from suffering, but He always walks alongside us through it and uses it to mold our hearts to resemble His. Jeff and Tiffany have found that the path to healing and restoration looks like living a life that focuses on others and celebrates God’s mercies in each step of the journey.
God has used difficulty to bring the Kites’ hearts closer to God, and through the Kites, God has reached and touched the hearts of many. It is the desire that this scholarship is used as a tool for the Lord to use as He continues to tell the story, through all of our lives, of how He makes broken things brand new.
The Founders’ intent is to provide this Fund as a perpetual endowment to benefit highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified graduate students in either Occupational or Physical Therapy programs succeed and contribute to society as healthcare professionals who practice healthcare as ministry.
Helen Jeanne Hall Lippert Memorial Scholarship
The Helen Jeanne Hall Lippert Nursing Scholarship was established at the University to continue the legacy of Helen Jeanne Hall Lippert.
Helen Jeanne, her mother and her two sisters graduated from the Florida Sanitarium nursing program. Helen Jeanne also worked at Florida Hospital in many positions during her career including Director of Medical Nursing.
She was the chair of one of the original programs, the LPN nursing program at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, now Adventist University of Health Sciences. Her husband and two sons, Rick and Randy and their family members wish to honor her contribution to nursing and her life that was marked by doing things for others, solving problems, and putting others first.
Dr Philip and Jackie Littleford Scholarship
This scholarship fund at the University to continues the legacy of the Littleford family demonstrated by Dr. Philip and Jackie Littleford. Philip Littleford was a founding cardiologist at Florida Hospital. He performed innovative procedures using the latest equipment. He invented devices that improved cardiac catherizations and the implant of pacemakers.
Jackie has been his partner in mission and service. They and their family have served and supported mission work locally as well as in the Congo, the Soviet Union and Honduras. The Donor wishes to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Lounsberry Family Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Marilyn Lounsberry, and her children, Frank and Signa Lounsberry, to benefit students on the Adventist University of Health Sciences’ Denver campus. Marilyn, Frank, and Signa frequently visited Colorado and loved to hike and experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. They were also passionate about education. Marilyn achieved her undergraduate degree in elementary education after her children were grown. Both Frank and Signa achieved master’s degrees. They and their family members realize the value of faith-based, Christ-centered healthcare professionals and want to help students achieve their goals. This scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in one of the professional programs at ADU Denver.
Mixon Family Scholarship
Adventist University of Health Sciences is an ideal location for the Mixon Family Scholarship. The founders, Lonnie and Penny Mixon, have a real appreciation for the value of education and the significant investment required to obtain a degree in nuclear medicine technology. They also wanted to honor the many members of their family who have served in Adventist healthcare and wellness education. Lonnie obtained his CNMT licensure while working for Florida Hospital and knows first-hand how challenging the nuclear medicine curriculum can be, especially while trying to balance studies with full-time work. He succeeded with the support of his wife Penny and the generosity of a nuclear medicine physician sponsor.
Persons Family Finish Line Scholarship
The Founder chose to establish this scholarship fund at the University as he believes that completing an educational program has similarities to a long race, such as a marathon. Many students are within sight of their degree, but need a boost to complete it.
The Founder’s intent is to provide this scholarship to help highly motivated, dedicated, academically qualified students in the last year or trimester of their program to allow them to complete their courses and contribute to society as healthcare professionals who practice healthcare as ministry.
Joseph L Riley, MD Scholarship
All his life, Joseph Riley wanted nothing more than to be a doctor. In 1954 he graduated from Loma Linda School of Medicine and after some years as a family practitioner, specialized in Anesthesiology at Shands Hospital, University of Florida. In 1971, Don Welch, the president of Florida Hospital, invited Dr. Riley to Orlando to help develop the Anesthesia department particularly for open heart surgery.
During the next 18 years, until his retirement he worked tirelessly to build that department – an exemplary, caring mentor and professional. Upon his retirement, the group grew into an organized corporation and honored their founder by choosing his name as theirs – the JLR Medical Group.
Shortly after his death, his wife, Jean Riley chose to establish this scholarship in his memory to help caring, service oriented and altruistic Nurse Anesthesia students.
Amelia Roeder Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence and Dawn McLendon wanted to do something to honor Dawn’s mother, Amelia (Millie) Roeder after her death. Millie lived with Larry and Dawn during the final years of her life, and many wonderful caregivers helped during her last days.
Looking back on Millie’s life, some of the words that come to mind are: loving, caring, compassionate, friendly, kind, unselfish, long suffering. She was also dedicated to her family and committed to doing whatever it took to make someone feel special.
It seemed fitting to establish a scholarship in memory of Millie so students would feel validated, have a little less worry about their finances and would be able to put a little more of their energy into becoming quality healthcare professionals.
Saliba Family Scholarship
Carolyn and Sy Saliba, as well as their children understand the challenges faced by students who have to work their way through school particularly without financial support from parents or family. They chose to establish this scholarship so highly motivated, dedicated, hard-working students succeed.
Their long and close associations with and belief in the mission of Adventist University of Health Sciences made this the logical location for the scholarship.
Barbara Santos Memorial Scholarship
The Barbara Santos Memorial Scholarship Fund is in honor of the lifetime commitment to and support of Adventist education given by Barbara Santos. Mrs. Santos trained as a nurse and throughout her career served as a caring and compassionate healthcare professional. She recognizes that in addition to encouragement, some students need an extra financial boost. So she told her family and friends that she hoped they would donate to a scholarship instead of giving her gifts for her birthday and Christmas. Thus, this scholarship was created.
Mrs. Santos is an alumna of the nursing school at Florida Hospital of the class of 1951, one of her daughters is an alumna of Adventist University and one an administrator at Florida Hospital so a scholarship at the Adventist University of Health Sciences, Florida Hospital’s University was a natural choice.
The Soler Family Scholarship
Milca Soler is a graduate of the Atlantic Union College nursing program. She began her career as a Med-Surg nurse at Fitchburg Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts. Mrs. Soler has also worked at Florida Hospital Altamonte as a Med-Surg nurse and a case worker. After a short break, she returned to the work force not as a nurse, but as an educator, tutoring student at the Adventist University Center for Academic Achievement where she taught and mentored many, many students.
Eddie Soler received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Currently Mr. Soler is Executive Vice President of Finance for Adventist Health System. Mr. and Mrs. Soler recognize the incredible benefit their respective degrees have brought them and want to help others enjoy the same sense of accomplishment and success.
Marley and Beverly Soper Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Soper have spent their entire lives in the field of education enjoying teaching assignments at places like Stanton High School in Central Michigan, Wisconsin Adventist Academy (Mrs. Soper’s alma mater) and Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where they lived and worked for 26 years.
In 1993 Mr. Soper was the first librarian hired at Adventist University of Health Sciences and began its development into one of the best nursing and allied health libraries in Central Florida.
Throughout their respective careers the Sopers have seen many, many students struggle with finances and so, in order to help others in need, decided to endow a scholarship.
Carol Carson Stanford Memorial Scholarship
The Carol Carson Stanford Memorial Scholarship honors the pioneering, dedicated and excellent professional life of the first female anesthesiologist at Florida Hospital. Throughout her career of almost thirty years she demonstrated excellence and was a caring and compassionate physician. She and her husband Thomas valued education and during her life helped many students complete their education.
Thomas Stanford and his children have chosen to establish this scholarship fund at the Adventist University of Health Sciences, Florida Hospital’s University to continue the legacy of Carol Stanford, MD. They wish to partner with the University in its mission to prepare nurse anesthetists who practice healthcare as ministry.
Trent Tindell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Trent Tindell, a husband, father, and son. When he passed away in 2001 after a long illness, his parents, Bob and Sandy Tindell, chose to honor his memory with a scholarship at AdventHealth University.
The Trent Tindell Scholarship is a way, in which Trent’s legacy of giving to others can be continued, especially to those committed to work in the field in which he excelled and loved radiology.
Emily Tremml Scholarship
Ms. Tremml was a rising executive in the Orlando banking industry when her son, Wil was born. Though married with a very stable home life, Ms. Tremml realized how difficult it would be to go to school while raising a child and thus chose to establish this scholarship to help such students at the University succeed.
Ms. Tremml is a practicing artist with an art studio in Vero Beach and continues to lead philanthropic endeavors that make the world a better place in which to live.
Victoria Rose Trujillo Scholarship
Alena and Marcello Trujillo have chosen to establish the Victoria Rose Trujillo scholarship at the University to encourage students to succeed in their education, especially those who have graduated from a high school in Seminole county who are pursuing a nursing career.
The donors wish to partner with the University in its mission to prepare caring, service-oriented leaders in healthcare.
Winter Park Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
The Winter Park Memorial Hospital Auxilians have been volunteering at the Winter Park Memorial Hospital for many, many years. The group realizes the importance of education and so chose to establish a scholarship fund to further the educational opportunities of residents of Seminole and Orange Counties who demonstrate a desire to serve in the healing professions.
Weniger Fellow Scholarship
The Weniger Society was established to preserve and project the qualities of inspiration, motivation and excellence that were paramount in the life and service of Charles Elliott Weniger. Each year the Weniger Award is presented to individuals who exhibit perennial servanthood and have consistently demonstrated those ideals that were always prominent in the compassionate demeanor of Dr. Weniger.
The Weniger Fellow Scholarship was established in 2014 to inspire students to: create and promote an awareness of Dr. Weniger and the qualities that he stood so passionately for and more fully commit to a lifetime of excellence and service within the church, their community, and the world. It is given to students who have been nominated by their college or university for their outstanding character and scholastic achievements.