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The Bridget Gakstatter Memorial Scholarship

The Bridget Gakstatter Memorial Scholarship

Bridget was a very special person with such a kind and loving soul. Her mission in life was to spread love wherever she went. She always took the time to learn everyone’s name, ask someone how their day was, and always made you smile. She took the time out her day to make sure those around her, whether they be friends, family or even strangers, felt appreciated and loved. Bridget’s motto in life was to be kind to others – more love, less hate. Bridget spent much of her free time volunteering and helping others in any way she could. She volunteered at many different places including Habitat for Humanity, her church, and anywhere in the community where she was needed. The world needs more people like Bridget, and at Heart to Heart we want to reward the people that make a positive impact in this world.

This scholarship is dedicated to those individuals who show the same compassion for life, the same mission to spread love and kindness as well as the same dedication to helping others that Bridget did.

This scholarship will be rewarded once a year to a student of Heart to Heart Healthcare Training for free tuition into the Certified Nurse Assistant training program. The tuition of $900 for this scholarship will be donated to one of Bridget’s favorite charities – The ChadTough Foundation.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please send an essay meeting the requirements listed below to –

By email –

By Mail –

Heart to Heart Healthcare Training


Flushing, MI 48433

Essay requirements – 750-word essay explaining how you exemplify the same characteristics that Bridget did in life – love, kindness and dedication to helping others. Along with the essay, please attach your resume and three personal references that can attest to these characteristics (include email and phone number for references please).

Once we receive the essay you will receive a confirmation email stating that we have received your entry. We will schedule personal interviews with the top 5 students who meet the requirements of this scholarship by June 1st.

Deadline – All essays must be submitted by May 1st.