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Denver College of Nursing Student Turney Receives $11,000 Scholarship

Friday, August 21, 2015 6:08 PM

Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship Based on Educational, Professional Goals, Academic Achievement

Denver College of Nursing (DCN) student Aria Turney has been awarded the $11,000 Elmira K. Beyer scholarship through the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County (WA), said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president (

Turney, who is in her final year at Denver College of Nursing pursuing her Bachelor of Science in nursing, currently serves as president of DCN’s Student Nurse Association (SNA). Also, she is one of the authors of a published paper on physiological aging and plans to become a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology.

“Aria has demonstrated repeatedly her professional zeal, which has resulted in her receiving a second scholarship from her hometown area for women pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare, the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship” Bankirer noted.

Turney received the Lisa T. Painter Scholarship in 2015 and 2014; the scholarship is awarded to residents of Port Townsend, WA, from where Turney originates.

Prior to enrolling at Denver College of Nursing, Turney received her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and health promotion from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA.

“I grew up in Port Townsend, WA, where the locals believe ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and this close-knit community has provided me tremendous support,” Turney said. “I plant to carry on their traditions. I always have been passionate about helping and elevating others and I’m excited to spend the rest of my professional life doing so.”.