DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2020 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

DCH FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES 2020 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Washington, IN -Daviess Community Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the 2020 Health Career Scholarship Awards Due to the gathering restrictions as a result of the current pandemic, we are unable to celebrate these recipients with a reception. Ten area students have been 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. The DCH Auxiliary donated $1,000.00 this year which was also given to one deserving student.

Since the beginning of the scholarship program, 163 recipients have received $184,850 in Health Career Scholarship awards from the DCH Foundation. Students from Daviess, Martin, and Pike Counties as well as employees and dependents of Daviess Community Hospital attending accredited educational institutions pursuing health care fields of study are eligible to apply.

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

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 doctorate of 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 continues to pursue the field of biology/pre-med at Indiana State University.

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

Canaan Ingram has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Auxiliary. Canaan is the son of Jessica Scott and Scotty Ingram. He is a member of the 2020 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. Canaan plans to pursue a degree in Biology at the University of Southern Indiana.

Aubrey Lankford has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Aubrey is the daughter of Kevin and Tracey Lankford. She is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Washington High School. Aubrey continues to pursue an Athletic Trainer/PA degree at Indiana State University.

Mackenzie Lawyer has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Mackenzie is the daughter of Clinton and Bridget Lawyer. She is a member of the 2020 graduating class at North Daviess High School. Mackenzie intends to pursue the field of psychology at Huntington University.

Amillia Mize has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Amillia is the daughter of Stacey VanPatten and Jason VanPatten. She is a member of the 2016 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. Amillia continues to pursue a pharmacy degree at the Purdue University.

Madelyn McClure has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Madelyn is the daughter of Stacy and Stephanie McClure. She is a member of the 2020 graduating class at Washington High School. Madelyn plans to pursue a biology degree at the University of Southern Indiana.

Makayla Osmon has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Makayla is the daughter of Mark Osmon and Lori Osmon. She is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Washington High School. Makayla continues to pursue a nursing degree at Vincennes University.

Melanie Tippery has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Melanie is the daughter of Michael and Brandy Tippery. She is a member of the 2020 graduating class at Loogootee High School. Melanie plans to pursue a kinesiology/physiology degree at Hanover College.

Jonathan Walker has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Jonathan is the son of Nathan and Emily Walker. He is a member of the 2017 graduating class at Barr-Reeve High School. Jonathan continues to pursue an Exercise Science/ Pre PT degree at the University of Evansville.

Kaitlyn Klingle has been awarded a $500 Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Anna Klingle and is a member of the 2017 graduating class at Washington High School. Kaitlyn is currently a student at the University Southern Indiana pursuing a degree in 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.

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