Wound Certification Scholarship Awarded to Ezell Wilson, RN of Oxford, MS

Scholarship program is funded by The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation

The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) Foundation announced 29-year-old Ezell Wilson, RN will receive a scholarship to sit for the Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) exam. The Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the ABWM Foundation and is funded by the Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation (SALSAL).

The scholarship is for health care providers needing financial support to earn wound certification through the American Board of Wound Management, as a Certified Wound Case Associate (CWCA®), Certified Wound Specialist (CWS®) or Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP®).

Established by the SALSAL Foundation and the ABWM Foundation in 2018, the applications are reviewed by the ABWM Foundation Board of Trustees during their board meetings. Seven Harold L. Johnson Memorial Scholarships have been awarded thus far.

Wilson, whose hometown is Oxford, MS, spent his first year of nursing working in a nursing home. There, he volunteered to help cover wound patients on weekends and found it to be interesting, rewarding work. He currently works at Collierville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Collierville, TN and previously, at a Veterans Administration hospital. He received his LPN from Northwest Mississippi Community College and his RN from Excelsior College.

Harold L. Johnson was a Vietnam Veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because of his military service. For many years, Harold served The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation, working with fellow amputees, and discussing on local radio his own battle with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.

The ABWM Foundation states candidates for this scholarship must demonstrate the highest character and the desire to serve others through a history of volunteerism. Preference is given to those who have served honorably in the Armed Forces. For eligibility and application information, visit