Medley Ziegler and Yuri Romero are the recipients of scholarships from the St. Elizabeth Women’s Advisory Council. Each woman was awarded a scholarship worth $500.

Ziegler is a senior-leveling nursing student at Southeastern Louisiana University. Romero is attending Our Lady of the Lake College/Franciscan University.

“It’s so heartwarming to help make a difference in these young people’s lives. There is such a need for great nurses in our community, and our council is impassioned with regards to the important role nurses play in health care," said Kerry Songy, chairwoman of the Women’s Advisory Council.

The council provides four nursing scholarships each year.