College of Nursing senior, Martha Bello, was selected as one of three health career scholarship recipients by the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET).
HRET, an educational affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, awards scholarships to applicants enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate health career programs that maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need.
Bello, a resident of Paterson N.J. explains that these types of scholarships are of utmost importance to students like her.
"Through this funding, I'm able to concentrate more on my studies, and forget about the burden of financial aid," says Bello. "Without these scholarships, I wouldn't be able to continue my education at Seton Hall."
Also an Enright scholarship recipient for her health-related academic achievements, Bello holds her parents as her highest form of inspiration.
"We didn't have much of anything growing up," explains Bello. "Coming from nothing and seeing my parents work so hard, motivated me to do something that will also give back."
As the first person in her family to attend college, Bello has had a lot to work towards. Her drive and dedication has enabled her to earn her R.N. licensure, and work currently for a plastic surgeon.
Although her current work advocates her passion for health related fields, Bello's dream job is to work for Saint Joseph's Hospital in her hometown.
"Hospitals offer so much to the community," explains Bello. "Knowing that I could contribute to that community would be a dream come true."
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