Alice (Kline) Manion, a long time member of Zeta Theta Chapter at Large, chose to leave the Chapter a bequest totaling 2% of her estate to be used for nursing research. The Alice Manion research grant awards up to $1500 based on committee decision. Funding requests are reviewed twice a year or until a maximum of $5000 for the calendar year has been awarded. Collaborative projects encouraged, and more than one Zeta Theta member may apply for funding for the same project. Once the maximum has been awarded, any additional requests for funding would be considered in the next calendar year. The chapter’s $1000 grant program will continue awarding grants throughout each year.
Alice received her basic nursing education at St. Thomas School of Nursing in Akron. She attended programs at Loyola University in Chicago, and eventually obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing at The Ohio State University. Alice Manion taught in the Nursing Program of the Medical College of Ohio through Bowling Green State University. She had a clinical focus in Medical-Surgical Nursing and also served as an Associate Dean of the Program for several years.
Zeta Theta Chapter has been spending between $3,000 and $6,500 dollars each year to support local research and scholarship. Professor Manion’s bequest will be used to support larger research projects in the area. Collaborative Evidence –Based Practice Research grants in preparation for large research projects are a few of the ideas that will be considered for this level of funding.