Through The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation, 43 nursing scholarships have been granted. In 2018, Ms. Whitaker will donate 5 more nursing scholarship endowments which will provide 6 scholarships a year to nursing students in perpetuity in memory of Ryan Whitaker. It is the goal of the Foundation to give out six nursing endowment scholarships per year following. This is provided by the Foundation in memory of Ryan Paul Whitaker and his last words to his mother that he wanted to become a nurse to help others.
The endowments will be used to provide financial assistance to people in need in the following ways: