Home Office: Vetter Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The Neosho County Community College Mary Grimes School of Nursing, Garnett, Kansas, was recently notified of a scholarship opportunity made possible through the efforts of the Vetter Foundation in memory of an employee, the late Jon Covault. The scholarships, given to four nursing students, were funded by memorial money donated to The Vetter Foundation by family and friends in Jon’s memory. 

“Jon was so fun-loving,” shared Jack Vetter, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Vetter Health Services, Elkhorn, NE.  “He came to work as an administrator at our long-term care facility in Woonsocket, SD, immediately out of college.  He relocated to Garnett in 1985 and worked for us until he passed away in 2011.  Jon’s skill-set as an administrator was great but he had a wonderful ability to connect with people.  It was one of his greatest assets.  His humor and love of life always came through.   Wherever Jon was there was conversation and most often laughter.  It was incredible to have people generously donate to the Vetter Foundation in memory of Jon.   I’m happy that his love and care for people is being passed on through nursing scholarships to well-deserving students at Mary Grimes School of Nursing,” Jack continued.  “We still miss him.”

Neosho County Community College’s fully accredited and highly reputable nursing program has locations in Ottawa and Chanute, Kansas.  “Gifts such as this help our students reduce the costs of their education and our students appreciate the financial help tremendously” stated Pam Covault, Jon’s wife and Director of Nursing, Mary Grimes School of Nursing, Neosho County Community College.


Pictured L to R: Scholarship recipients: Laura McQueen, Gloria Anderson, Director of Nursing – Pam Covault, Linda King, LaShaun Wesley-Thompson