The Ladies Board LogoLeesburg, VA – January 30, 2014 – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is seeking Loudoun County residents or Loudoun County employees to apply for a nursing scholarship. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 8.

The Ladies Board has been awarding nursing scholarships since 1959 when an initial 16 scholarships were awarded. Last year, 70 scholarships were awarded in amounts from $750 to $2000 for a total of $104,000. The Ladies Board is gratified that through the sales at the Hospital Gift Shop and Twice Is Nice thrift shop in Leesburg, the Lights of Love remembrance program and the annual Rummage Sale, they are able to share with the community and Inova Loudoun Hospital the results of their volunteer time and energy.

Applicants must live or work in Loudoun County and be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited school of nursing.  Funds are not available for pre-clinical studies. A transcript is required and a student may be awarded only two consecutive Ladies Board scholarships. Students must have completed one semester (nine credits) of nursing classes, or 30 undergraduate credits to be considered.

Applications are available at the following locations in Leesburg: Twice Is Nice thrift shop, 305 E Market St.; the Gift Shop at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway; the Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 235 Old Waterford Road, NW; and online at www.ladiesboard.org.

No application will be considered if postmarked later than April 8. For more information call Joyce Biesecker at 703-777-6357.

Media Contact: Joyce Biesecker, 703-777-6357

 THE LADIES BOARD: The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is a Leesburg non-profit organization with the mission to promote good will between the community and the hospital and to raise funds for nursing education, patient services and special projects. The Ladies Board operates the Twice Is Nice thrift shop, the Hospital Gift Shop, the Lights of Love remembrance program and the Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale. For more information about the Ladies Board or other fund-raising projects, please call 703-771-2985 or visit www.LadiesBoard.org.

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About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.