Strider receives American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarship

School of Nursing graduate student Allison Strider will receive $20,000 over the course of two years.

allison striderThe award will help Strider pave the way for future cancer research.Allison Strider is the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing’s first graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree to receive a prestigious American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice.

The award, which supports graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or a doctorate in nursing practice, will provide her a $10,000 stipend in each of the next two years.  

This American Cancer Society award will help her accomplish one of her short-term goals and pave the way for future professional endeavors, including more involvement in cancer research — particularly in the areas of treatment measures and symptom management — and someday becoming a nurse educator.