2014-15 Health­care Ca­reer Scholarships Awarded from North Coun­try Hospi­tal

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Each year it is an honor for North Coun­try Hospi­tal’s schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee to re­view the ap­pli­cants and make se­lec­tions based on each stu­dent’s es­says, tran­scripts, ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, as well as need. Ap­pli­cants must also live in the hospi­tal’s ser­vice area in or­der to ini­tially ap­ply. This year, sim­i­lar to in the past, North Coun­try Hospi­tal will award more than $30,000 in scholarships to de­serv­ing stu­dents pur­su­ing a ca­reer in health­care. Cour­ses of study in­clude pre-med, neu­ro­science, phys­i­cal ther­apy, ra­di­ol­ogy, nurs­ing, psy­chi­a­try and den­tal hy­giene, to name a few.

Re­cip­i­ents of the Caryl B. Custer Schol­ar­ship for Nurs­ing Stu­dents award this year were Sara Ferorelli, Lind­sey

Ga­bo­ri­ault, Mor­gan Miller (all North Coun­try grad­u­ates) and Alyssa Royer, a Lake Re­gion Union High School grad­u­ate. This fund was cre­ated by sum­mer res­i­dent Dr. Keith Custer in mem­ory of and on be­half of his wife Caryl, who was a nurse man­ager in Florida for many years. She in­di­vid­u­ally sup­ported many nurs­ing stu­dents with schol­ar­ship monies in the past. With this fund, $1,000 is awarded an­nu­ally to each stu­dent for the du­ra­tion of their pro­gram.

Cre­ated in 2010 to honor Ce­cile Gelineau, RN, an ex­cep­tional and leg­endary health­care pro­fes­sional, the Leg­ends Schol­ar­ship Fund is ded­i­cated to serv­ing the needs of our com­mu­nity, and of lo­cal stu­dents pur­su­ing a health­care ca­reer. Dr. David Al­so­brook and Dr. Thomas A.E. Mose­ley have also re­ceived the honor. This year’s re­cip­i­ents of the $500 award go to Paige Leonard, grad­u­at­ing from North Coun­try Union High School, and to adult stu­dent Cindy Be­saw, who is pur­su­ing a nurs­ing de­gree at CCV.

Lake Re­gion Union High School (LRUHS) grad­u­ates Cody Dolloff and Shannon Eubanks were awarded the hospi­tal’s Health­care Ca­reer Schol­ar­ship, along with North Coun­try Union High School (NCUHS) se­niors Kate­lyn Bowen, Jade Dan­durand, Myra De­gre, Stephanie Ducharme, Myrriah Gonyaw, Makayla Lim­law, and Hollie Smith. This schol­ar­ship is made pos­si­ble by the an­nual North Coun­try Hospi­tal Schol­ar­ship Golf Tour­na­ment, with pro­ceeds each year go­ing di­rectly to awardees. The 26th an­nual scram­ble is set for Fri­day, Au­gust 8, reg­is­tra­tion 12 noon, shot­gun start at 1 pm at Or­leans Coun­try Club.

Con­tri­bu­tions to North Coun­try Hospi­tal for any of the schol­ar­ship funds help sus­tain these awards for years to come. Stu­dents re­ceive awards for 2-year, 4-year as well as grad­u­ate pro­grams. Call the De­vel­op­ment/Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions of­fice (802) 334-4186 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Paige Leonard, a grad­u­ate of North Coun­try Union High School, re­ceived the Leg­ends schol­ar­ship ($500 per year) at their June 4th com­mu­nity schol­ar­ship awards cer­e­mony. Adult stu­dent, Cindy Be­saw, was

also awarded the Leg­ends schol­ar­ship.

Three NCU se­niors re­ceived the Caryl B. Custer Nurs­ing Schol­ar­ship ($1,000 per year for 4 years), shown L to R: Mor­gan Miller, Lind­sey Ga­bo­ri­ault and Sara Ferorelli. Lake Re­gion se­nior Alyssa Royer, also re­ceived the Custer Schol­ar­ship.

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