Emily Kirk graduated from Blue Valley West High School in 2019. After taking anatomy and participating in the CAPS program, she earned her CNA through the CAPS Clinical Experiences class and went on to work as a CNA at a local nursing home, solidifying her plan to become a nurse.

Emily attended University of Missouri- Columbia, majoring in nursing and working as a CNA in the neurology department at a university hospital. She was active in the Phi Beta Phi sorority, the Catholic Newman Center, CARS elementary school reading volunteer program, and the campus nursing club. Emily was a sophomore when she passed away suddenly on December 11, 2020, from a pulmonary embolism.

Emily was a very compassionate person, always seeking to connect with and help others, including her friends, family, and patients. Her family and friends established this scholarship to honor her memory and support others in achieving a degree in the medical field.



Up to $1,000 per academic year.


This is not a renewable scholarship.


Deadline EXTENDED to May 15!!!

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2023. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2023 will not be considered.



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