A Second Chance to Serve

Harry Adams’ path to becoming a nurse began while serving as sole caretaker for his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 16. So, admission to the UNC School of Nursing was a dream come true until his first day of class, when he learned that his financial aid package had fallen through.

Fortunately for Harry and for the patients whose lives he will touch, scholarship funds like the Katherine Wilson Memorial Scholarship in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation helped fill the considerable gap left by his financial aid and permitted him to carry on with his studies.

Today, Harry is a star student, becoming a Cronenwett Global Scholar and gaining entry into the prestigious Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation, which has him on an accelerated path to earning his Ph.D. in nursing and making a significant mark on the profession.

 “I don’t think my 16-year-old self could fathom that I would be working towards a Ph.D. in nursing or that I would be a global scholar on UNC’s first nursing study abroad experience. I thank all the donors who help make nursing school a reality for students like me and enable us to meet our full potential as future leaders in the profession.”  —Harry Adams

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