Ephraim McDowell Health announces that it has awarded scholarships to 13 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 counties. 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 Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin (EMJBH) Auxiliary also awards a $500 scholarship to a high school senior in Mercer County who is pursuing a career in health care. Another scholarship award this year is the Keith & Vicki A. Darnell Scholarship which offers $500 to a high school senior pursuing a health care career.
Receiving the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Scholarships are:
- Kaylee Cloud, a 2018 graduate of Boyle County High School, is currently in the Occupational Therapy graduate program at Eastern Kentucky University.
- Logan Smothers of Boyle County plans to pursue his degree in Physical Therapy starting this fall at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a recent Danville High School graduate. Logan was also awarded the $1,000 EMRMC Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship.
- Carson Jenkins of Lincoln County is planning to attend Centre College this fall to obtain his degree and prepare for a career as a Pharmacist.
- Natalie Baker, a 2021 graduate of Washington County High School, is currently attending Midway University in pursuit of a nursing degree as a Registered Nurse.
- Jaicy Todd of Mercer County will be attending Eastern Kentucky University this fall to obtain her degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse.
- Kelsey Perkins, a 2019 graduate of Garrard County High School, is currently in the nursing program at Campbellsville University pursuing her bachelor’s degree.
- Collin Wesley of Casey County plans to attend Campbellsville University in the fall to begin classes to work towards a degree in Pharmacy.
Emma Jackson of Boyle County received a $1,000 EMRMC Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship. She will attend the University of Louisville this fall to work towards her degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Abbie Cook of Lincoln County received a $1,000 EMFLH Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship. This fall she will be starting classes at Midway University to pursue her nursing degree as a Registered Nurse.
Emma Lane of Lincoln County was awarded the $500 EMFLH Auxiliary Teen Scholarship for participating as a teen volunteer at Fort Logan Hospital. Emma plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall to obtain a degree in nursing.
Madalyn Lehane-Moffett, a recent graduate of Mercer County Senior High School, received a $500 EMJBH Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship. She plans to pursue her nursing degree at Eastern Kentucky University this fall.
Rebecca Biggs, a recent graduate of Burgin Independent School, was awarded a $500 EMJBH Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship. This fall she plans to attend Western Kentucky University to work towards a degree in Physical Therapy.
Trinity Acosta, of Garrard County, was awarded the $500 Keith & Vicki A. Darnell Scholarship. She plans on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Kentucky beginning this fall.