Hancock Regional Hospital awards $50,000 in scholarships

GREENFIELD— The Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation recently awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 16 local pupils studying medicine.

The 2017 Edith Zike Nursing Scholarship recipients include: Laura Banton, Greenfield Central High School; Ashley Fritz, Anderson University; Skylar Knapp, Eastern Hancock High School; Hannah Martin, Mt. Vernon High School; Brooke Walden, Eastern Hancock High School; Emily Wilson, Eastern Hancock High School. These students each received $2,000 toward their tuition.

The Foundation awarded the 2017 John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarship to Ashlie Koth and Cristyn Polston, both of whom are attending Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC). This scholarships will cover their entire tuition for the 2017-18 school year. The John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarships are made possible through the generous gift from the estate of Mr. John F. Stickford. Recipients of this scholarship commit to working as a nurse in Hancock or Shelby counties for each year that they receive this scholarship.

The HRH Foundation’s School of Radiologic Technology Scholarship is awarded to individuals currently enrolled in the hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology. This year’s recipients include Derek Blain, Kristin Eischen, Scott Merryman and Kylee Seale. They each receive $1,000 toward their tuition. Lindsey Barker received a $500 award for being top of her class.

The Foundation also awarded its Healthcare and Wellness Scholarship to four deserving students. This scholarship was created to support local students and encourage entry into healthcare and wellness professions. Each student received $2,000 toward their tuition. The 2017 recipients are Katelyn Bowman, IUPUI; Tyler Kennedy, Butler University; Riley Nicholson, Purdue University; Megan Pate, Ball State University.

The HRH Foundation’s Scholarship programs are made possible through proceeds from an annual golf outing and other generous contributions from the community. Since 1977, the Foundation has awarded 200 scholarships totaling more than $300,000 to students in Hancock County. To learn more, contact the HRH Foundation at 468-4106 or visit hancockregionalhospital.org/foundation.