Dr. and Mrs. Kelsey
To honor the nursing profession and to contribute financial support to a student studying nursing, Dr. and Mrs. Earle J. Kelsey established The Dr. and Mrs. Earle J. Kelsey Nursing Memorial Scholarship. Since 1992, the award has provided financial aid to a student pursuing an associate in applied science degree at Jefferson Community College. Recipients must prove above-average academic standing and be involved in college and community activities.
Dr. Earle J. Kelsey was born on June 22, 1900, in Theresa, New York. After graduating from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, he attended graduate school at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, where he received a doctorate in dentistry. Afterward, he returned to his birthplace where he practiced dentistry for more than 34 years. In 1934 and 1943, Dr. Kelsey served as president of the Jefferson County Dental Society. He died November 8, 1960.
Evelyn T. Kelsey was born June 14, 1899, in Theresa, New York. In 1919, she graduated from Potsdam Normal School, Potsdam, New York. At Potsdam State University, she received a certificate which qualified her to be a teacher. She taught in a number of schools in New York State, being employed in such locations as Canton, Penn Yan, Gardenville and Antwerp. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star. Mrs. Kelsey died November 29, 1991.
The Jefferson Community College Foundation is indebted to the late Dr. and Mrs. Kelsey for providing this scholarship.