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SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards

Awards and accolades | Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Scholarship Recipients 2021

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation has announced recipients of healthcare scholarships made possible by the Foundation and the generosity of individual and family donors. Twenty-five students received $30,000 in scholarship awards.

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Executive Director Darah Jirkovsky said, “Because of the generosity of donors, our scholarship recipients are working to enter a field dedicated to helping others, which is more important now than ever before. These programs make a difference to patients and the communities we serve, as scholars meet their academic goals and enter the healthcare work force.”

Since 1962, the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation has awarded over $1.1 Million to local scholars. These funds have supported the education of over 1,260 current and future healthcare workers for our region.

This year’s recipients include:

Enrolled in SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences programs:
Violet Fields, L.P. Maxwell, MD, Scholarship
Katara Pruett, Ilena Aslin Scholarship
Lauren Alexander, Jean Chapman, MD, Scholarship
Brittany Zimmerman, Karen Crites Henderickson, EdD, RN, NEA-BC Scholarship
Madalyn Tilley, Balsamo Family Scholarship
Layne Robinson, James W. Wente Scholarship
Kelsie Pingel, Margaret Foster Roberts Scholarship
Jewel Unterreiner, Ronald James Schwent Nursing Scholarship
Hope Hartman, Sheila R. Caskey, PhD, Scholarship
Jada Ayers, Tom Welch Radiography Scholarship
Keely Felts, Hazel Harrison Strickler Scholarship
Sarah Hickman, Hazel Harrison Strickler Scholarship

Cape College Center
Alexys Littlepage, Polly Duvall Kinder Scholarship

Central Methodist University
Brittany VanGennip, Huston Family Scholarship

Cox College
Malary Burger, Ilena Aslin Scholarship

Maryville University, St. Louis
Cassidi Tomsu, William and Martina Scott Scholarship

Saint Louis University
Debra Compton, Elda Haertling Scholarship

Southeast Missouri State University
Jaden Barnes, Margaret Foster Roberts Scholarship
Brittany Byrd, Charlotte Black Sargent Scholarship
Kelsie Jansen, Nancy Ann Bray Scholarship

Southwest Baptist University
Logan Welker, O. D. Niswonger Scholarship

US Bank Foundation Giving Program-Grant
Kasie Jones-Holder
Stephanie McAlister
Anthony Pulliam
Macy Smith