In the fall of 2020, Morgan Breanna Hicks, a third year student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, tragically passed away as the result of an accident. Her tragic passing has affected our entire MCCN community and has led us to reflect on her time and life at MCCN. Morgan was focused and determined to achieve her goal of becoming a pediatric nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and “be the best nurse possible”. Those that knew her know that not only would she have achieved her goals but would certainly have been the best nurse she could have been.

MCCN was honored to celebrate Morgan’s life at our 2021 Commencement Ceremony with her classmates as well as her family. The Hicks family was presented with a diploma, pin and tassel to recognize Morgan’s accomplishments and honor her memory and time at MCCN. During the commencement ceremony, Morgan’s parents, Cecil and Tallyn, announced the creation of The Morgan Breanna Hicks Memorial Scholarship at Mount Carmel College of Nursing. MCCN is lucky to have been a part of Morgan’s time on earth and privileged to not only help in granting her scholarship to future MCCN students, but also in continuing to honor her life and memory for years to come through this scholarship.

The Morgan Breanna Hicks Memorial Scholarship will be granted twice annually in the amount of $1,500. The scholarship is available for those that are enrolled as students at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, maintain good academic standing, show a need for financial assistance and meet the following criteria:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student is a Junior or Senior
  • Student is enrolled in the BSN program
  • Student is an African American Female
  • Student must answer the following essay question upon application:
    • Describe your journey thus far and how you would utilize the scholarship funds to assist you in the completion of your BSN.

If you would like more information about The Morgan Breanna Hicks Memorial Scholarship please email Alyssa Fry at

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