Stuart Miller Nursing Scholarship
The Stuart Miller Nursing Scholarship is created to encourage and support non-traditional nursing students.
A. A non-traditional student enrolled full-time and in good standing at Winona State University.
B. A declared major in Nursing
C. Demonstrated strong academic achievement, as evidenced by a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
D. Demonstrated financial need.
Stuart M. Miller, 65, of Winona passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Stuart was born in Winona on Aug. 28, 1942 to Esther and William Miller. He married his life partner, Sheryl Kogon, on Aug. 7, 1977 in Winona. A true scholar, Stuart graduated from Winona Senior High School and went on to earn a degree from Winona State University in biological sciences. He later earned a master’s degree in plant pathology from the University of Arizona. He graduated from Winona State University in May 2007 with a nursing degree and was scheduled to take his State Boards this month. An active member in the Winona community, Stuart’s actions often spoke much louder than his words. He was extremely proud and instrumental in getting the first charter school opened in his beloved community, Winona. Throughout his life, Stuart served on a variety of local boards, including the Winona School Board, chairman of the Human Rights Commission, the Planning Commission of Winona, the Winona Workforce Center and the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation. He was part owner of William Miller Scrap Iron and Metal Company. During Stuart’s youthful days at Winona State University, he was an accomplished swimmer. A true lover of learning, Stuart was an avid reader. He loved to have a good political debate among friends and voice his strong views as he deemed necessary. Stuart was a deeply religious man and an active member of the Congregation Sons of Abraham Synagogue in La Crosse, Wis.
Stuart’s experience at Winona State University helped him prepare me for a career that involved Nursing. The faculty was always available for consultation on any issue, served as mentors and role models, and I never felt like a number in somebody’s grade book. I would like other WSU Nursing students to have the same opportunities and experience which is the reason for this endowment.
Sheryl Miller, November 2007.