2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Among the 11 local students receiving awards scholarships at the 2019 Memorial Hospital Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the hospital on May 23, from left, were: Jordana Belle-Isle, Alexa Gutowski, Faye Taylor, Noah Geary, and Elizabeth Hockmuth. (MELODY NESTER PHOTO)

CONWAY —  Students in programs for pre-med, mental health,  health-care administration, nursing, biomedical engineering and science, and physical therapy were this year's recipients of scholarships from Memorial Hospital’s annual scholarship fund.

The fund includes several scholarships: the Memorial Hospital Scholarship, the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship Program, the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Healthcare Studies Scholarship and the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award.

The hospital’s scholarship awards are designed to support students in the Mount Washington Valley Community community pursuing careers in health-related fields.

Memorial's scholarship program specifically seeks to assist students within the hospital’s service area (towns served by School Administrative Units 9 and 13 in New Hampshire and School Administrative District 72 in Maine) who have already demonstrated the successful completion of part of a higher education degree.

Adult learners returning to school, changing careers or seeking additional education are encouraged to apply. Students must be accepted into an accredited course of study in a health-related field on at least a half-time basis, and demonstrate successful completion of some earlier portion of their program of study. Each scholarship has its own criteria and interested students are encouraged to view the application online for specifics.

The 2019 scholarships were presented to students at a May 23 awards ceremony at the hospital.

Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Mary DeVeau and fellow trustees, Bob Irwin, Michelle O’Donnell and Corinne Ray, welcomed the students and their families and congratulated them on their achievements.

The criteria for a Memorial Hospital Scholarship is a that the applicant be a high school senior going into a health related field or college student in a health related field.

The student must be from SAU 9, SAU 13 or SAD 72. They can also be a son, daughter or grandson/daughter of an employee or a Memorial Hospital volunteer. Memorial Hospital employees who are attending college in a health-related field are also eligible.

This year's Memorial Hospital Scholarships were awarded to Heather Phillips of Conway, Paige Lautenschlager of Silver Lake, Elizabeth Hockmuth of Conway and Jordanna Belle-Isle of Center Conway.

Applicants for the Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award must be currently enrolled in college studying nursing. They must reside in Carroll County or Western Maine. Presented by the Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, this year's scholarship was awarded to Stephen Michael Jones of Freedom.

Applicants for the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship program must be an employee or a Memorial Hospital volunteer, or the relative of an employee of Memorial Hospital or a Memorial Hospital volunteer who is pursuing health-related studies and attends college full-time. This year's scholarships were awarded to Janelle Wilson of Center Conway; Faye Taylor of Brownfield, Maine; Kristina LeBlanc of Fryeburg, Maine; Jodi Witt of Conway; and Alexa Gutowski of Conway.

The Memorial Hospital Volunteer Healthcare Studies Scholarship is awarded to a Kennett High School graduating senior pursuing health-care studies. This year's recipient was Noah Geary of North Conway.

To become a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, contact Peter Waugh, volunteer coordinator, at (603) 356-5461 or pwaugh@memorialhospitalnh.org.

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