Founded by Charles and Bette Brust in honor of Mr. Brust’s mother for Frederick County students majoring in nursing.
Frederick native Margaret Brust was well known through the lives she touched as a nurse. After graduating from St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, she worked for many years as a private duty nurse at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Vindabona Nursing Home, yet found time during her career to help organize the first Auxiliary at the Meridian Nursing Center (now College View) and served as its president. Throughout her life, Margaret Brust bettered the lives of her patients, family, and friends with a kind word, skilled hands, and a compassionate heart. To honor his mother, Charles Brust and his wife Bette established The Margaret E. Brust Nursing Scholarship Fund. Students are awarded scholarships from this fund who are graduates of Frederick County high schools pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of nursing, as well as students currently enrolled in a nursing program.