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DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2019 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2019 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Washington, IN -Daviess Community Hospital Foundation held the 2019 Health Career Scholarship Award Reception on Sunday, May 19, 2019 for scholarship recipients. Recipients, special guests, hospital personnel, and Foundation Board members attended the reception in the DCH Education Center. Ten area students were recognized for their academic accomplishments and awarded scholarships totaling $10,000.00 from the Health Careers Scholarship Fund. The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation also awards one nursing student $500.00 from the Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship for Nursing. Since the beginning of the scholarship program, 152 recipients have received $173,850 in Health Career Scholarship awards from the DCH Foundation. Students from Daviess, Martin, and Pike Counties attending accredited educational institutions pursuing health care fields of study are eligible to apply.

One student received a second year Health Careers Scholarship award of $1,000 from the DCH Foundation:

Natalie Schultheis has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation for the second consecutive year. Natalie is the daughter of Jody and Rhonda Schultheis. She is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Barr-Reeve High School. Natalie continues to pursue the field of nursing at Purdue University.

Nine students were first year recipients of the Health Careers Scholarship awards of $1,000 from the DCH Foundation:

Paloma Atilano has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Paloma is the daughter of Maria Ortiz and Carlos Atilano. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. Paloma intends to pursue the field of Healthcare & Business at Butler University.

Elias Becerra has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Elias is the son of Ana Becerra and Leopoldo Becerra. He is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School. Elias intends to pursue the field of biology at Indiana University.

Hannah Emmons Freyberger has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Hannah is the daughter of Randal and Barbara Emmons. She is a member of the 2013 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. Hannah continues to pursue the field of occupational therapy at the University of Southern Indiana.

Jenna Gray has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Jenna is the daughter of Shawn and Kelly Gray. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School. Jenna intends to pursue the field of speech language pathology at Indiana State University.

Marina Lents has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Marina is the daughter of Kelly and Michelle Lents. She is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Loogootee High School. Marina continues to pursue the field of nursing at Indiana University with plans to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Elizabeth Perkins has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Elizabeth is the daughter of Rick and Ann Perkins. She is a member of the 2014 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. Elizabeth continues to pursue the field of athletic training/physical therapy at the University of Evansville.

Carter Shaw has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Carter is the son of Kelly and Jennifer Shaw. He is a member of the 2019 graduating class at North Knox High School. Carter intends to pursue the field of biology/pre-med at Indiana State University.

Abigail Walker has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Abigail is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Julie Walker. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School. Abigail intends to pursue the field of chemistry at Indiana University.

Katherine Healy Wininger has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Katherine is the daughter of Mike and Lynn Healy. She is a member of the 2002 graduating class at Barr-Reeve High School. Katherine continues to pursue a nurse practitioner’s degree at Western Governor’s University.

Kaylee Wagler has been awarded a $500 Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Kaylee is the daughter of Tory Schulte and Kerry Wagler and is a member of the 2017 graduating class at North Daviess High School. Kaylee is currently a student at the University of Evansville pursuing the field of nursing.The Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship Award honors Helen Arthur, a local resident who was unable to fulfill her desire to become a nurse after contracting tuberculosis. The scholarship recognizes the women of Omega Alpha Chi, a local homemakers group, who in 1954 established and named a Helen Arthur Memorial Educational Loan Fund for students pursuing medical careers. In 2006, the group gifted the balance of the fund to the DCH Foundation to support the scholarship program.

(ABOVE) Left to right: Abigail Walker, Elias Becerra, Jenna Gray

(BELOW) Left to right: Carter Shaw, Katherine Wininger, Paloma Atilano, Elizabeth Perkins, Natalie Schultheis, and Hannah Freyberger.