Aria Rutkowski Endowed Nursing Scholarship

portrait of Aria Rutkowski wearing a red bow

In 2014 Aria Rutkowski was born to Michael and Natasha Rutkowski by C-section six weeks early, due to doctors' concerns about the baby's health. Aria was immediately flown to Primary Children's Hospital for specialized care, while Natasha remained in Orem Community Hospital recovering from the C-section. During that first difficult night, a caring nurse stayed with Natasha and comforted her. Aria lived for just seven weeks.

Because of the exceptional nursing care Aria received at Primary Children's Hospital and Natasha received at Orem Community Hospital, the Rutkowskis established the Aria Rutkowski Nursing Scholarship Endowment for nursing students at Utah Valley University in their junior or senior year. Your gift will help an aspiring nurse to achieve her or his dreams and provide care to others in need.