Ellen Granberg Eells Excellence Scholarship Fund in Nursing
Support need-based scholarship awards to undergraduate students in the College of Nursing. The donors request that the College of Nursing, in choosing the recipients of the scholarships, grant preferences in the following order:
- Residents of Brevard County, or those with recommendations from UF alumni in the county; and
- Residents of Suwannee County, or those with recommendations from alumni in the county.
Ellen Granberg Eells (1942–2008) received her nursing degree in 1964 from the University of Florida College of Nursing. She felt that “UF had new ideas at the time, making this college an exciting place to be.” She went on to practice nursing for 12 years and taught at Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Ft. Worth, Texas. When husband, Dr. William J. Eells, deployed to Vietnam, she returned to Gainesville and served as In-Service Education Director at Alachua General Hospital.
In 1997, the Ellen Granberg Eells Excellence Fund in Nursing was established to support a program she believed would provide students with “wonderful, lifelong skills to benefit oneself and others.”