Local students receive Ephraim McDowell Health scholarships

Published 9:00 am Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ephraim McDowell Health announces that it has awarded scholarships to ten area students who are pursuing careers in health care.
The health care system awards a $1,000 renewable scholarship to high school seniors or a $2,000 renewable scholarship to college students from Boyle and the surrounding countieswho are accepted into a professional health career program.  In addition, the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) Auxiliary and the Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital (EMFLH) Auxiliary award $1,000 health care scholarships to high school seniors in Boyle and Lincoln counties and they offer $500 scholarships to individuals who participated in the Teen Volunteer Program.  The EMRMC Auxiliary also awards a Sherry Colleen Durbin Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors in Boyle County who are pursuing careers in health care. 
Receiving the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Scholarships are:
•Bethany Pittman of Lincoln County is attending Somerset Community College to pursue her nursing degree.
•J. T. Henderson of Boyle County has been attending Transylvania University to obtain a degree in Biology and Spanish as part of the pre-professional program.
•James Kuhn of Casey County is currently attending Campbellsville University to pursue a career as a nurse.
•Lauren Goodlett of Mercer County is attending Eastern Kentucky University pursuing a degree in physical therapy.
•Emily Gerlach, of Boyle County High School, received a $1,000 EMRMC Auxiliary Scholarship and is attending Eastern Kentucky University where she is working on her nursing degree.
Briana McKenzie, of Lincoln County High School, received the $500 FLH Auxiliary Teen Scholarship and is pursuing her degree in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University.
Hannah Brown, of Lincoln County High School, received the $1,000 EMFLH Auxiliary Scholarship and is attending Eastern Kentucky University to study occupational therapy.
Connor Burns of Boyle County High School, received the $500 Sherry Colleen Durbin Memorial Scholarship.  He is attending the University of Louisville to obtain his degree in Biomedical Engineering before going on to graduate school.
Hailey Culp, of Burgin Independent School, received the $500 EMRMC Auxiliary Teen Scholarship and is attending the University of Louisville on the pre-med track.