Karen M. Plotkin Nursing Scholarship

The purpose of the fund will be to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. This scholarship was donated by Mr. John L. Plotkin in beloved memory of his wife, Dr. Karen M. Plotkin.

Karen began her nursing career in the emergency room at Leominster Hospital and went on to work as a community visiting nurse. She earned both her Masters and PhD degrees from UMass Amherst and started her teaching career at UMass in 1993. Karen loved being a nurse and an educator and her students loved her. Notes from students every semester thanked her for her passion, dedication, inspiration, support, kindness and understanding.