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January 19, 2023

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Sierra Jones, BSN, is the recipient of the 2022–2023 Marvin Pomerantz Graduate Student Scholarship.

Jones graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 and currently works at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines as a nursing house supervisor and is in her second year of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She is also a member of the Gamma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

"Receiving this scholarship will allow me to continue working toward my goal to become a leader in nursing,” Jones said.

Jones aspires to be an executive nurse leader in a hospital or nonprofit health organization with a focus on mental health.

Wellmark established the Marvin Pomerantz Graduate Student Scholarship fund in 2008 to honor the memory of former board member Marvin A. Pomerantz. The annual scholarship supports one or more deserving graduate students at the University of Iowa College of Nursing.