Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) is encouraging high school graduates interested in studying nursing or health sciences, to apply for the new Emma-Rose Paulson Inspiration Scholarship through the University. This new endowment, made possible through several generous donations, is named after CUW freshman, and pre-nursing student, Emma-Rose Paulson.

Paulson, a Mequon native, was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Not only did she successfully battle the disease, but she also used her experiences to help others in similar situations. She created an organization, called ‘A Patient Helping Patients’, through which she provides support and encouragement to other children battling cancer.

“We’re really excited to have this first, one of a kind scholarship/endowment paying tribute to the spirit of a very young lady,” said Steve Taylor, director of Financial Aid at CUW.

Applications for the Scholarship are due by April 3. The ideal candidate is a Wisconsin high school graduate who is, or will be, attending CUW. The student must demonstrate a track record of volunteerism that is making positive contributions to the community. Strong consideration will be given to those who have overcome significant adversities, or challenges, in their personal lives.

You can read more about Paulson’s inspiring story in the upcoming issue of CUW’s Concordian magazine due out in March. For more information on the scholarship process, click here.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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