Kaitlin McCausland had to put her educational goals on the back burner while she was caring for her father who was diagnosed with cancer. Her father died in 2019 and she wants to give back to the community that worked so hard to try to save her father.

Kaitlin is the recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship and is now attending Florida SouthWestern State College and majoring in nursing.

What is your desired field of study?

“I want to be a Registered Nurse to give a higher level of care than I am currently able to.”  “I see a need for help in the Emergency Room where I work as a Paramedic. I always knew since I was a little girl that I wanted to help people and give them hope in their darkest hours.”

What does receiving this scholarship mean to you?

This scholarship means the world to not only me, but my future patients and families, as well as the burn camps I attend. I want to be a Registered Nurse at the camps that can give back more than happy smiles. I strive to continue doing more in the healthcare field.

The anonymous donors who established the Health Professions Scholarship are retired professionals from the healthcare industry. Their intent is to provide Charlotte County residents entering or already enrolled in a health professions degree program with enhanced higher learning opportunities.

To learn more about all of the scholarships available through Charlotte Community Foundation visit our scholarships page.

To learn about how you can partner with Charlotte Community Foundation visit our ways to give page.