Nursing Scholarship Established for Single Mothers and Military

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.—Single mothers and military widows at Prince George’s Community College are eligible for The Warford Foundation Project Impact Scholars Program, designed to expand scholastic opportunities for women interested in nursing careers. Scholarship recipients are awarded $250 for books per semester. Students will participate in “Beauty, Brains, Belief,” a mentoring program that provides an opportunity to attend personalized workshops, panel discussions, and movie and book reviews on life issues that affect all women. The deadline to apply for the fall scholarship is May 22. Apply online at

The Warford Foundation, founded by Parthenia Warford, has selected Prince George’s Community College nursing student Luwen Bent as its first Project Impact Scholar. Bent, a single working-mother and nursing student at Prince George’s Community College, serves as an ambassador for the foundation and assists with community service projects. She will support the foundation and help to identify potential single mothers and military widows within the college’s Nursing and Allied Health Departments to apply for the Project Impact Scholars award.

The next Project Impact Scholars Program recipients will be announced on September 15. For more information or to donate to the scholarship fund, contact The Warford Foundation via e-mail at

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at  

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