DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of education services, has funded the Dr. Connie Curran Memorial Scholarship, a one-year, renewable, merit- and financial need-based scholarship for eligible students at DeVry Group’s Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dr. Curran, former board chair of DeVry Group, passed away on Nov. 10, 2014.
Two annual scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to one freshmen undergraduate student with a minimum of 12 credit hours, and one beginning graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
“Dr. Curran was a great leader and caregiver,” said Daniel Hamburger, president and CEO of DeVry Group. “She always told nursing students that they should challenge self-limiting beliefs about what they can accomplish – that nurses have unlimited potential. This scholarship will help future nurses realize their full potential, and carry on Connie’s vision.”
Aside from her responsibilities with DeVry Group, Dr. Curran was also a member of DePaul University’s board of trustees, as well as a proud alumna; on the boards of Hospira, Inc., Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Foundation and the National Student Nurses Association; executive director of C-Change, an advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the eradication of cancer; and founded and served as CEO of Best on Board, a national organization focused on educating and certifying healthcare trustees, from 2010 until the time of her death.
About DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting and finance. For more information, please visit http://www.devryeducationgroup.com.