Office of Institutional Advancement

Janet E. Maurer, DN '47, Scholarship


Janet E. Maurer, DN

In September 2013, Col. Calvin R. Maurer established the Janet E. Maurer Scholarship Fund in memory of his wife, Janet E. Maurer, a Jefferson Diploma Nurse graduate from the Class of 1947, who passed away Aug. 9, 2013.

The scholarship will be given annually to School of Nursing students with demonstrated financial need who are making exemplary progress toward their BSN degrees. 

"We continue to be amazed at the generosity of those who believe how critical a role a nursing education plays in our society," said Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, dean, Jefferson School of Nursing. "Through these endowed scholarships, our alumni and their families transform the dreams of many into reality through their generous support of Jefferson School of Nursing student scholarships."

After graduating from the diploma nursing program, Janet Maurer worked as a nurse at Jefferson until 1953 when she joined the Air Force. She and Calvin met while she was training to be a flight nurse at Travis Air Force Base in California. 

Col. Maurer established the scholarship to commemorate his wife’s devotion to the nursing profession, her strong connection to Jefferson and her passion for helping and nurturing others. Endowed scholarship funds such as this are vital to reducing the debt burden for students and will allow future Jefferson students to pursue their dreams of a career in the health professions.