Sidney Miller of Pequot Lakes, a surgery aide at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, was awarded the first Anne Hasskamp Nursing Scholarship on Thursday, May 25.
She was awarded $1,000 toward her tuition at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, where she is pursuing a career as a registered nurse.
“The values and qualities of Sidney couldn’t be a closer match to Anne,” Kris Hasskamp said.
“Sidney is a perfect choice for honoring my sister’s legacy.”
The Hasskamp family established the Memorial Nursing Scholarship in January to remember Anne Hasskamp Sambar, whose devotion and commitment to caring for others was particularly obvious during her years as a nurses’ aide at CRMC.
Hasskamp, who died in September 2022, graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School in 1967.
“The funding provided through the Anne Haskamp Nursing Scholarship will pay for the entirety of my final semester at Central Lakes College,” Miller said in a news release. “I am then going on to pursue my BSN degree from The College of St. Scholastica.
“This scholarship is a direct support to my goal of becoming the kind of nurse I want to see in our hospitals,” she said. “The money I am able to save over the summer will go towards my tuition at St. Scholastica, knowing that my fall semester at CLC is paid for thanks to the support of the Hasskamp family.”