Eleven area residents enrolled in health-related programs were awarded scholarships at the 2019 Memorial Hospital Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Recipients included (from left): Jordana Belle-Isle, Alexa Gutowski, Faye Taylor, Noah Geary and Elizabeth Hockmuth. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CONWAY — Applications are now available for Memorial Hospital’s annual scholarship fund, including the Memorial Hospital Scholarship, the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship and the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award.

The scholarship awards support students in the community pursuing careers in health-related fields.

The program specifically assists students within the hospital’s service area, towns served by SAU 9, SAU 13 and MSAD 72. Adults returning to school, changing careers or seeking additional education may also apply.

Applicants must be accepted into an accredited course of study in a health-related field on at least a half-time basis, and demonstrate completion of a portion of the program. Each scholarship has its own criteria that students must meet to apply.

Memorial Hospital Scholarships ($4,500 total funds — the typical award is $1,000 per recipient). This award is for a high school senior entering a health-related field or college student in a health-related field. The student must be from SAU 9, SAU 13 or MSAD 72.  Applicants may be the son, daughter or grandson or granddaughter of a Memorial Hospital employee or volunteer. The Memorial Hospital Scholarship also applies to employees who are attending college in a health related field.

Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award ($1,000). Must be currently enrolled in an accredited health related field of study program. Must reside in Carroll County, NH or Western Maine.

Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship Program ($5,000 total funds – typical award is $1,000 per recipient). Must be an employee or Memorial

Hospital volunteer, or the relative of an employee of Memorial Hospital or Memorial Hospital volunteer, who is pursuing health related studies on a full-time basis.

Memorial Hospital Volunteers Healthcare Studies Scholarship ($1,000). Must be a Kennett High School graduating senior pursuing health-care studies.

Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Scholarship (up to $1,000). Awarded to a student residing in Carroll County or Western Maine who either has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes; or who is currently enrolled full-time in college and pursuing studies related to health-care, nutrition, exercise physiology or health education.

Candidates must submit an application form online no later than April 1. Only online applications will be considered. Awards are based on scholastic ability, applicable work experience, demonstrated financial needs and an essay on the student’s goals.

The online application and more information are available online at Memorial Hospital’s website,

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