Taraneh Jacobs was awarded the 2014 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.
Jacobs is a graduate of Niagara Catholic High School and is attending the 1-2-1 bachelor's in nursing degree program at Daemen and Trocaire Colleges. A dean's list qualifier in 2013 and 2014, she has done extensive community volunteer work, including nine years of volunteer service at Memorial Medical Center.
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.