North Country Hospital Awards $30,000 in Healthcare Scholarships
Each year it is an honor for North Country Hospital’s scholarship committee to review the applications and make selections based on each student’s essays, transcripts, extra-curricular activities, as well as financial need. Applicants must also live in the hospital’s service area in order to initially apply. During the application process we receive applications from area high school seniors as well as adults who want to further their healthcare education or change disciplines within healthcare. This year 20 new scholarships were awarded to students and adults planning to study nursing, pre-med, physical therapy and occupational therapy, dental hygiene and radiology.
In 2015 the Sidney A. Toll Scholarship Fund was created, honoring long time previous CEO and founder of North Country Hospital’s scholarship golf tournament. Heather Johnston, a Nurses Aid in the hospital’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit, is the first recipient of this award.
Caryl B. Custer Scholarship for Nursing Students awards went to Tammy Bothwell, Emergency Department Unit Clerk, to North Country Union High School graduates Desiree Bowen and Owen Nadeau, and to Lake Region Union High School graduate Kaitlyn Lemieux. 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.
The Healthcare Career Scholarship is made possible by the annual North Country Hospital Scholarship Golf Classic, with proceeds each year going directly to awardees. The 28th annual scramble is set for Sunday, August 21, with 8
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Scholarship recipients who received their awards at an informal ceremony at North Country Hospital, June 28th include left to right Desiree Bowen, Owen Nadeau, Tammy Bothwell, Jacey Gray and Andreanna Andrew.