Indiana University Northwest student Jacob Galvan, of Portage, has been awarded the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship for Nursing. He is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Indiana University Northwest and is a Nurse Fellow at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
Jacob said he is excited about nursing because he gets to see the patient through the process, from admission to discharge, and enjoys having a part in making them well. The annual scholarship was established by the hospital as a living memorial to Maria Petti, a revered former nurse. The goal of the award is to encourage educational excellence by offering merit-based financial assistance to those who seek a career in the medical field.