The Evelyn H. Kahn Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of Chicago Public School Nurses and to encourage school nurses to continue their education. The scholarship provides funds to current Chicago Public School Nurses pursuing Type 73 or Type 75 Certification, as well as to those school nurses pursuing Masters or Doctorate degrees in Nursing, Education, or related fields.
When Evelyn Henry Kahn passed away in 2001, her family and friends wanted to establish a lasting testimonial to her life. Evelyn was passionate about many things, including school nursing. At the suggestion of one of her former colleagues, the Evelyn H. Kahn Scholarship Fund for Chicago Public School Nurses was established. Working closely with school nurses Myrna Garcia and Norma Mills, the family of Evelyn Kahn drafted the basic framework of the scholarship, which is still followed today.
The Evelyn H. Kahn Scholarship Fund provides one $800 scholarship per year for current Chicago Public School Nurses to continue their education.