Sarah Herington, a Hope College sophomore from Grand Rapids, is one of only three students statewide receiving a 2005 scholarship from the Michigan Nurses Foundation (MNF).

She and the other two recipients will be honored during the Michigan Nurses Association Convention on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest Conference Resort.

The foundation's Scholarship Committee reviewed each applicant's grade point average and academic record, financial need and community service. The applicants also submitted essays describing how the $500 in scholarship funds would enable them to achieve their practice goals in nursing. The annual scholarships are open to nursing students who plan to begin their studies in nursing or advance their education in nursing.

A nursing major, Herington is active in the Hope College Student Nurses' Association and was named to the Dean's List both semesters during her freshman year. Her activities at Hope have also included the college's spring break mission trip program, serving as a resident assistant, working as a caller for the Hope Fund Phonathon and participating in the Pull tug-of-war.

She is a 2004 graduate of East Grand Rapids High School, and the daughter of Thomas and Mary Herington of Grand Rapids.

The Michigan Nurses Foundation was created in 2000 to advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships, research grants and financial aid for the treatment of impaired nursing professionals. Through MNF, opportunities are provided for those who wish to provide a legacy today for tomorrow's nurses.