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Mark Cordova Cuizon, BSN, RN, RM, MN 

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Scholar Circle

Check out our 2022 recipients’ testimonials and essays.

“Winning the Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship gave me a glimpse of hope that pursuing my passion as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse is still a possibility.” 

- Michelle Sfeir, RN, BSN – a 2021 recipient

Jay Brownson,

MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML

“I was in shock to learn I had won the Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship! The opportunity to be able to expand my knowledge is one that I am so grateful for. I love being associated with the DAISY Foundation…” 

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Janice Campbell

MSN, RN, LCCE, IBCLC 

“This scholarship will allow me to attend the AWHONN Convention, which will directly impact the quality of care I provide to my patients.”

Mark Cordova Cuizon

BSN, RN, RM, MN 

“This is a life changing experience for me, and I’m grateful and honored for this once in a lifetime opportunity that Cherokee made possible.”

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Nancy Dias

PhD, RN

“I feel so honored and grateful to receive a Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship. I have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to The DAISY Foundation. Altruism is
a true virtue.”

Kristen Hill

MS APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC

“Being afforded the opportunity to go to the NTI conference helps me to keep pushing and striving to be a leader, innovator, patient advocate … and allows me to share my new knowledge with
my team.”

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Jacqueline Newton

RN, MSN, CPEN, NE-BC

“I am thrilled beyond belief to receive this scholarship! I am so incredibly grateful for the recognition and generosity of both the Daisy Foundation and Cherokee Uniforms.”

Lauren Peiffer,

BSN, RN, PCCN-K

“Attending the IHI Forum, made possible by this scholarship, will provide an opportunity for me as a future Clinical Nurse Leader to collaborate and learn from other individuals who are also focused on improving healthcare delivery.”

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Michelle Raynor

MSN/MHA, RN

“Winning this scholarship is thrilling. It has provided me the opportunity to continue my professional education, connect with nurses that share the same passion as me, and gain resources and skills to continue being a transformational leader.”

Theresa Wavra

MSN, RN, PCNS-BC

“I am so excited and honored to be one of the recipients of the Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship. The last two years have been really difficult, and the DAISY Award is a great reminder of why we keep pushing forward and advocating for our patients every day.”

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Brigitte Marie Williams

RN, BSN, OCN 

“This scholarship will help me keep up with the latest research and innovation in the treatment of cancer and will give me an opportunity to expand my network to connect to colleagues from different parts of the United States with the same passion and interest as mine.”

Past Cherokee Nursing Conference Scholarship Recipients

2021
 

Elida Berndt

Katie Busby

Johannie Camat

Keale Caye

Suzanne Ellison

Lynn Estacio

Stephanie Keniston

Francois Njomo

Adelberto Pena, Jr.

Michelle Sfeir

2020
 

Aida Abdulrahman

Catherine Eikenberry

Amy Fulwood

Jael Holroyd

Alexandra Koszarek

Tiffany LaSalle

Joy Lanfranchi

Trixy Schmitz

Timi Trust

Mary Whalen

2019
 

Linda Arundel

Stephen Berg

Brian Frampton

Lana Garcia

Kelley Lombard

Michelle Lopez

Jenny Ratts-Harrison

Victoria Reiser

Mary Rose Santos

Tracey Wooden

2018
 

Abby Sheesley

Christine Puskar

Katie Alms

Letitia Debrill

Marvin Delfin

McKinzie McAdaragh

Melissa Mitchell

Samantha Goetz

Stephanie Hand

Tania Ayala

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“In my nomination, my patient wrote that they felt lucky to
have me as a nurse. In reality, I’m the lucky one
for being able to spend time with so many amazing kids
in my profession as a pediatric nurse.”

Ariella Eve

BSN, RN

DAISY Award Honoree