This fund provides scholarships to students who are returning to school after an elapse of several years since high school graduation.
Students must be at least twenty-two years of age to be eligible for these awards and must be entering a two-year course of study leading to an associate’s degree in the field of health care with preference to students seeking a registered nurse certification.
Theodore Nelson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He received a BBA degree with majors in economics and labor management relations from the University of Iowa.
In 1969, Mr. Nelson moved to Aurora as a result of a corporate transfer. He was employed as a large commercial account underwriter in the insurance industry.
Mr. Nelson created this fund out of respect for the competency of those who are members of the health care profession and to encourage those who wish to improve themselves by returning to school after having been in the work force.