ST. MARYS – The JTD Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Noah Shrock, of Celina, for the 2019-20 school year.
This fall, Shrock will attend Miami University to pursue a degree in nursing.
Last year’s nursing scholarship recipient, Sydney Cisco, has received a $1,000 renewable nursing scholarship for the 2019-20 school year as she continues to pursue her nursing degree at Capital University.
“The foundation, an affiliate of Grand Lake Health System, has awarded more than $278,000 in scholarships to area students since the foundation began in 1991,” Executive Director Linda Haines said. “Scholarships are one of the most important programs of the JTD Hospital Foundation. We are pleased to be able to award these scholarships and look forward to a day when these students may choose to return and work within the Grand Lake Health System.”
Chief Nursing Officer Lana Hinders said, “The committee continues to be challenged by the number of qualified applicants, making choosing just one very difficult. The number of extracurricular and service activities combined with GPA and test scores reflects the outstanding school systems and community support these students receive prior to pursuing advanced education. These students are well positioned for continued success beyond high school and even college.”
A major priority of the foundation is to raise funds to invest in the education of current and future health care professionals. For the upcoming 2019-20 academic year, the foundation has given $20,000 in scholarship awards.
Other 2019 scholarship award recipients include Zachary Holztapple, of Wapakoneta, who received a $4,000 GLHS Medical Scholarship. Carrie Fesenmyer, of New Bremen, and Lindsey Albers, of Yorkshire, each received a $1,000 Landen Phlipot Nursing Scholarship. Jordan Felver, Lydia Cron, Monika Stauffer and Riley Grant each were given a $500 Cindy Bruns Book Scholarship.
Six Grand Lake Health System Family Scholarships were awarded to graduating high schools seniors who plan to pursue a career in various allied health care fields. These $1000 scholarships were awarded to Emma Lutz, Celina; Hanna Pack, Minster; Lillian Wilson, New Bremen; Alicia Weadock, New Knoxville; Lauren Chapman, St. Marys; and Mackenzie Courter, Wapakoneta.
The JTDMH Medical Staff awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Lilian White and to Mitchell Weeman, who both are enrolled in med school in Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.
For more information on how to give a gift to a scholarship fund, call the JTD Hospital Foundation office at 419-394-3387 ext. 3574.