Donna L. Schloss ’65, BSN, FNP-C, created the Schloss Nurses Scholarship Endowment providing financial support to current TWU nursing students. The scholarship honors her family, many of whom dedicated their lives to the nursing profession. Schloss’s brother, Robert, was one of the first men to graduate from TWU’s College of Nursing, and her mother, Nellie, served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.
During her 23-year career with the U.S. Department of State, Schloss served as a foreign service nurse practitioner in 16 countries on four continents. She worked in consultation with both government and non-government organizations such as the United Nations, Doctors Without Borders, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pasteur Institute. Schloss received the Meritorious Honor Award from the State Department for her extensive experience in disaster relief, mass casualty care and evacuation, tropical and travel medicine, and the development of health care.