Kara Simon Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Kara Simon Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Kara Simon was born Nov. 15, 1974, in Colorado. Mrs. Simon graduated from high school in Hampton, Virginia, in 1992. After attending a small liberal arts school in Virginia, she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in writing in 1996.

She was a nursing student at the University of Alaska Anchorage and was planning to graduate in April 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Mrs. Simon was on a path to becoming a midwife and worked part time at USKH Architects, Engineers, Surveyors & Planners. Since moving to Alaska in 1998, she worked for Rights of Passage of the Covenant House of Alaska, Providence Alaska Medical Center and the Kenai Backcountry Lodge.

Her family wrote: “Kara was deeply loved and a deeply loving wife, daughter, sister, friend, poet, writer, artist, activist, and caregiver who lived for and worked for all things peaceful and good. She found joy and renewal in traveling in Alaska and around the world, being outside, and swimming in every ocean, lake and river she encountered along the way.”

Mrs. Simon passed away in 2005.


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