Idaho Nurses Foundation

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The Idaho Nurses Foundation (INF) is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, philanthropic, literary, and educational purposes.  The INF is owned by the membership of the Idaho Nurses Association (INA) and is governed by an executive board composed of elected members of the INA Board of Directors and appointed trustees. The trustees are Grace Jacobson, PhD, RN, a retired faculty member from Idaho State University and long serving administrator of the Florence Whipple Education Fund, and Randy Hudspeth, Director of Advanced and Specialty Practice at Saint Alphonsus, a former INA treasurer and current member of the Idaho Board of Nursing.

Congratulations to the 2014 Idaho Nurses Foundation Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients!

Students must meet eligibility requirements to be considered for the scholarship: full time student in good standing; in an AD or higher program; active in INSA; and nomination for the award by their faculty.  Students each receiving a scholarship in the amount of $755 included:

  • Kelsey Bordewyk- Boise, ID: Boise State University
  • Sheridan Jacobsen- Moscow, ID: Lewis-Clark State College
  • Lauren Lind-Coeur d’Alene, ID: North Idaho College
  • Angela Phillips-Kimberly, ID: College of Southern Idaho
  • Ashley Wadsworth- Pocatello, ID: Idaho State University

2011 recipients: Sandy Kibler (NIC), Laurie Shine (CSI), Dustene Cummings (LCSC ), Kelsie Potts, (ISU), Royoko Prentecost (BSU)    $790.00 apiece

2012 recipients:  Samantha Fundingsland (BSU), Jeffery Miller (NIC), Melodie a Hatch (CSI) These were published in the RNIdaho Nov, Dec, 2013 and Jan 2014. I think they received $789.00 apiece, Michael would know.

2013 recipients: Kelsey Bordewyk (BSU), Sheridan Jacobsen (LCSC), Lauren Lind (NIC),  Angela Phillips (CSI), Ashley Wadsworth (ISU), each receiving $755.00.  Published in July 2014 RN Idaho.

2011 Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients
2010 Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients
2009 Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients
2008 Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients
2007 Florence Whipple Scholarship Recipients

Florence Whipple has had a lasting impact on the education of Idaho nurses. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fund, or for more information about The Florence Whipple Scholarship, please contact INF Trustee Grace Jacobson via email at

Read more about the INF history and activities

INF Bylaws