This fund provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in the medical field of study with a preference to those students entering the field of nursing.
Marjory Nelson (1928-1998) received her bachelor of arts degree from Aurora University and her R.N. certification from the Copley Hospital School of Nursing.
She also undertook additional graduate studies at Northern Illinois University and the National College of Education.
She was employed by Copley Memorial Hospital and later served as a nurse for the East Aurora Schools.
This fund was created by Mrs. Nelson’s family and friends to provide recognition of her extraordinary dedication to the field of nursing.
Upon the passing of her husband Robert, the Nelson family added his name to the fund.
Robert Nelson (1924-2015) was a veteran of World War II. He served with the Navy in Europe and the Marines in the Pacific.
He worked in the field of education and was a retired principal in School District 44 in Lombard, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.
Created in 2004, the fund became an endowment in 2005.