Hancock Health Foundation awards scholarships to students studying healthcare


GREENFIELD — The Hancock Health Foundation awarded a total of $41,500 in scholarships to 24 local students who are in a healthcare or wellness field of study.

The 2024 Edith Zike Nursing Scholarship recipients include Chloe Albright, Allyson Beattie, McKenna Georgi, Kaitlyn Laffey, Kennedy Peggs and Sydney Springman. These students each received $2,000 toward their tuition.

The Foundation awarded the 2024 John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarship to Taylor Titus, who is attending Ball State University and participating in the family nurse practitioner program to obtain a master of science degree in nursing. This scholarship will cover her full tuition for the 2024- 25 school year.

The John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarships are made possible through the generous gift from the estate of John F. Stickford. Recipients of this scholarship commit to working as a nurse in Hancock or Shelby County for each year that they receive this scholarship.

The 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 Leah Puckett, Karlee Reynolds, Kara Sizemore, Emma Theobald, Josie Wagner and Mackenzie White. They each receive $1,000 toward their tuition.

The Bryan and Virginia Burney School of Radiologic Technology Scholarship was awarded to Reece Powell and will cover his full tuition for both years of the program.

Ross Vaughn received the $500 Richard A. Silver, MD Clinical Excellence Award for being top of the class.

The Foundation also awarded its Healthcare and Wellness Scholarship to eight 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 2024 recipients are Brenna Bastin, Audrey Brinkruff, Chelsea Hancock, Macy Huber, Liliann Hunt, Mackenzie Polster, Kambell Trapp and Kennedy Trapp.

The Hancock Health Foundation’s Scholarship programs are made possible by contributions from the community. Since 1977, the Foundation has awarded 309 scholarships totaling more than $540,000 to students in Hancock County. To learn more about how you can supporting these scholarship programs, contact the Hancock Health Foundation at 317-468-4106 or visit www.hancockregionalhospital.org/foundation.