Award: $2,500 to (2) Undergraduate Nursing Students
Army Sgt Maj. Robert J. Bowman (Callsign “HUNTER7” ) had been awarded numerous accolades and honors, from commendation medals to valorous decorations for his selfless service and commitment to his soldiers while serving in some of the deadliest years in Iraq.
After returning home from Iraq, Rob Bowman along with over a-third of his platoon had been diagnosed with some form of cancer or rare illness that had been related to their exposures to toxins while in the Middle East. Despite being diagnosed with cancer, SgtMaj. Rob Bowman said to his wife Coleen, “I would have done what I did all over again even if I knew it would yield the same outcome, I loved leading my soldiers… I loved serving ”. On January 13, 2013, Rob Bowman died at age 44 from a rare form of bile duct cancer.
The values, morals and standards of leadership reflected from SgtMaj. Rob Bowman led to the creation of the HunterSeven Foundation in 2018, stemming from a conversation between an undergraduate nursing student and nursing faculty in 2016. That one conversation continues to generate change that echoes nationally through nursing leadership, innovation, and inspiration. As future nurses, you are attracted to service of others. In the right environment we have the capacity to create change that has the potential to echo for decades to come.
Application Requirements :
- Enrolled as an Undergraduate Nursing student at Rhode Island College
- Have a minimum cumulative nursing GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0
- Include a copy of most recent transcript (unofficial)
- Include an essay (500-1,000 words) describing a time during your time as an undergraduate nursing student either in the classroom or at clinical where you took initiative to step-up and show leadership. Examples include advocating for your patient, bringing forward a safety concern, creating positive change, etc.