Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Axel Family Nursing Scholarship

Axel Family Nursing Scholarship

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The Axel Family Scholarship is generously funded by an anonymous donor and Dr. Kathryn Axel-Klein. The spirit and intent of the scholarship dates back to the anonymous donor's career as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corp. She was sent to France in 1944 and to Germany in 1945, following her graduation from The University of Wisconsin nursing school in Madison, Wisconsin. She served with a hospital unit that liberated Dachau. She retired from the US Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel. She then worked in public health for the American Red Cross, the State of Arizona and Maricopa County.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

Our family believes in giving back and sharing the blessings we have received financially and through our time."

Dave Derminio

’74 BS in business, former ASU golfer who supports student-athletes through the Derminio Family Sun Devil Golf Scholarship

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