The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces the 2020 health career scholarships. This year’s scholarships were handled differently, and award recipients were notified literally by a letter and a check by mail. The Auxiliary applauds each individual’s efforts of the group.
Each year, the Auxiliary awards Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarships and the Harold Morine Scholarship. The Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarship was established to assist students in the pursuit of any health career position, while the Harold Morine Scholarship was founded to support a student pursuing a nursing degree. The 2020 winners of the Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarships are Alisa Holmbeck, Brianna Legner, Gillian Sutton, and Keeley Robinson. Katelyn Ross is the recipient of the Harold Morine Scholarship.
Alisa Holmbeck, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate of Iowa State University and plans to attend Creighton University to obtain her Occupation Health Doctorate.
Brianna Legner, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate University of Illinois, Champaign and will continue her degree at University of Illinois for speech language pathologist.
Gillian Sutton, of LaMoille, is a 2020 graduate of St. Ambrose University and plans to further her education at St. Ambrose for a Physical Therapy Doctorate.
Keeley Robinson, of Princeton, is a 2020 graduate of Princeton High School and plans to further her healthcare studies in Biology at the University of Illinois, Champaign campus.
Katelyn Ross, of Malden, is pursuing her nursing degree by attending Illinois Valley Community College and then transferring to OSF College of Nursing.
Criteria for both scholarships include being a Bureau County Resident, showing academic achievements, financial need and being sincerely interested in the pursuit of a health career.
The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1948 and is committed to supporting Perry Memorial Hospital and its mission to provide compassionate, quality health services. Thousands of dollars of medical equipment are purchased each year with proceeds from the Auxiliary Gift Shop and fundraising events. The Auxiliary is currently seeking additional members. For more information about the Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or to print a membership brochure, please visit perrymemorial.org/auxiliary