North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal Awards $30,000 in Health­care Schol­ar­ships

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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.

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