Trudy hodges

Gertrude T. Hodges Scholarship Fund

Black Student Nurses Association
About my Fundraiser

The Johns Hopkins University Black Student Nurses Association (BSNA) is establishing the very first Gertrude T. Hodges Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship will be open to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing students that exhibit commitment to service in multicultural and ethnic minority communities in hopes to bring health equity to the underrepresented populations.
Gertrude “Trudy” Hodges, class of 1959, is the first African-American woman to graduate from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. After Mrs. Hodges time at Johns Hopkins, she went on to earn a Masters Degree at Columbia Teacher’s College and spent most of her career as nursing faculty of the Community College of Baltimore.  Originally from Upstate New York, Mrs. Hodges was inspired to become a nurse by her aunt, who encouraged her to pursue her dream. In 2009, Mrs. Hodges was recognized with a Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumna Award. 
The Scholarship Fund will award selected students with a $250 book scholarship to aid in school expenses.  Eligible recipients will be required to write a one-page essay detailing their previous or planned work with underrepresented minorities to reduce common, avoidable health disparities.