During her 50-year career as a nurse and administrator, Frances Draper Brennan (1919-1997) modeled excellence and quality in the field of nursing. Exceptional care for others and uncompromising integrity were not only moral imperatives for her, there were also necessary components in guiding family members and colleagues. Passionately devoted to her nursing career, her example in expecting only the best in others was her personal professional legacy.
A 1934 graduate of Boulder Sanitarium in Colorado, Mrs. Brennan began her career at Denver General Hospital, where she was the first nurse in Colorado to care for a polio patient using the iron lung technology. Gaston Episcopal Hospital in Dallas was known in the metroplex as the pinnacle of nursing care and was her professional home for 38 years.
As a single parent, she sympathized particularly with other single parents who juggled career, parenting, and education. Her commitment will continue to be a stellar role model for friends, colleagues, and her daughter, Linda Brennan Becker. In Francis Draper Brennan's name and in her spirit of service for others, this scholarship is awarded to a single parent pursuing a degree.
Scholarship award requirements
This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who
2019-2020 -Brenda Brightman
2018-2019 -Inna Kendall
2016-2017 - Melissa Perez
2015-2016 - Stacy Pitzer
2014-2015 - Gladys Onsongo
2013-2014 - Joan Stewart
2011-2012 - Michele Graham
2009-2010 - Morna Agoki
2008-2009 - Morna Agoki
2006-2007 - James Dechavez
2005 -2006 - Lyn Hakeem, Ofear Moore
2003-2004 - Angela Stewart, Sheressa Wadley
2001-2002 - Brenda Jobe, Sandra Robinson