Anderson University, Community Hospital Announce New Program


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship program with Community Hospital Anderson. As part of the program, Community will offer scholarships to six rising senior nursing students for the students’ final year of university studies.

“Anderson University School of Nursing is excited to collaborate with Community Hospital Anderson,” said Dr. Lynn Schmidt, dean of the School of Nursing. “This initiative helps to enhance and expand the nursing profession and it is an investment in the future of our nursing workforce.”

According to Marsha Meckel, MA, BSN, RN, vice president hospital administrator and chief nursing officer at Community Hospital Anderson, ”These scholarships are a way we can support nursing students early in their careers while helping us to develop a strong workforce to serve our patients and community.” 

Students who receive the scholarship will commit to serve two years at Community upon graduation. Students must apply for the scholarship, which will open in September.

To support the scholarship program, Community Hospital Anderson Foundation is committing 25% of funds raised during its upcoming Community Chefs event on Sept. 17.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.