The William & Nancy Yarger Nursing Leadership Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by William and Nancy Yarger to support the development of student leaders in the undergraduate nursing program at Illinois State University.
One or more worthy student leader(s) from the Student Nursing Association (SNA) will receive an award in the spring semester each year to help defray the costs of attending a regional or national leadership conference. This conference would ideally precede the year that recipients will be serving the College of Nursing as a class officer, allowing the experience to not only provide personal enrichment, but also help them to use the knowledge gained to enhance the Student Nursing Association for the benefit of the student members, the College of Nursing and the Illinois State University and surrounding communities served by the SNA.
William (Bill) Yarger graduated from University High School in 1964, and from Illinois State University in 1969 with a degree in Business Administration from the College of Business. Nancy also graduated from Illinois State in 1969, with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the College of Applied Science and Technology.
For 35 years, Bill was co-owner of the Alamo II, a familiar and busy site for students, faculty and staff on the east edge of the university campus.