Nicole Terrana has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. William O. Sass, the scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified applicant pursuing a course of study for a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Terrana is a 2013 graduate of Niagara Falls High School and will be entering the four-year nursing program at Niagara University in the fall. She was a member of the National Honor Society for four years and on the Academic Honor Roll from 2008 to 2013.
Erin DeMarco has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Book Scholarship. DeMarco is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and holds an associate's degree in nursing from Niagara County Community College. She will enter the registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) program at Daemen College in the fall.
The Sass scholarships have supported health care professionals in the community where Dr. and Mrs. Sass lived and worked for more than 25 years. They are funded from interest income assigned to an endowment fund in the couple's name at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation. Criteria for the scholarships include academic achievement, community involvement and commitment, nursing career goals, personal and professional references and the availability of other resources.