Kirst receives Campbell Nursing Scholarship

The Michelle A. Campbell memorial Nursing Scholarship fund was established at the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) in memory Michelle Campbell, a dedicated nursing student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford who was ranked number one student in her nursing class.  She was known for her helpfulness and openness to learning. This scholarship is awarded to a second year or higher post-secondary nursing student who has graduated from an Elk County high school and shows a passion for nursing.

The 2023 recipient for the Michelle A. Campbell memorial Nursing Scholarship is Kristen Kirst. Kirsten is a 2018 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School who is currently attending UPMC Jameson School of Nursing at Hamot and pursuing a Registered Nursing Degree. Pictured is Kristen (center) alongside Michelle’s mother, Joyce Campbell ( R), and Michelle’s sister, Candy Frey (L ). Michelle’s family established this scholarship in 2002, one of the first scholarships the Foundation established. The family enjoys meeting the recipient of the award and learning about their passion for nursing.

The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to the Campbell family who have seen a need to support the youth of today, while honoring the memory of a loved one. The Elk County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies.  If you have questions about the Foundation or are interested in establishing a fund in honor or in memory of a loved one, please contact us at 814-834-2125 or check out our website at