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Dante Villecco Military Anesthetist Scholarship

Dante Villecco Military Anesthetist Scholarship

Scholarship Purpose: Dante Villecco, CRNA is dedicated to connecting and assisting a SRNA service member or first-degree relative of a service member. This scholarship was established to honor and support an eligible SRNA military member who is also a DANA member, as they pursue a nurse anesthesia program.  Click here to read Dante's personal story.

Scholarship Award: $1000

The applicant must meet the criteria of:

  • must be currently attending a nurse anesthesia program
  • must be a SRNA DANA member
  • must be currently serving in the military or has served in the past or
  • must be a first-degree relative of a service member (mother, father, sister, brother, child or spouse)

Click here to complete the online application.

A written essay is required. Please include the following information in your essay:

  • Your military branch
  • Years of service
  • Discuss your military path/career
  • Why did you choose to lead a life of service?
  • What duty stations or deployments have you been assigned and what capacity did you work at those assignments?
  • What hardships (if any) have you experienced as a military family?
  • Why do you feel you should be the recipient of this military scholarship?
  • If you are a first-degree relative of a service member, discuss the information related to your first-degree relative service member

The scholarship award will be paid directly to the SRNA applicant at the Annual DANA Fall Meeting.

How to Apply: To apply for the scholarship, please complete our online application and submit a written essay to by September 22, 2023.

Deadline: September 22, 2023

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