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23 Local Students Awarded Healthcare Scholarships

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on August 1. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. The program is funded by Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $487,000 in education scholarships to college students in an effort to encourage participation in professional healthcare careers. Scholarship recipients must have completed at least one year in an accredited healthcare program, maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA and complete the application and essay requirements by the scheduled deadline. They must also reside within Saint Francis Medical Center’s service area, as defined in the application.

Back row, from left: Cody Van de Ven, Brooke Glastetter, Heather Kyle, Liam Maher, Debbie Franklin and Jessica Riley. Middle row, from left: Kristen Vetter, Kodi Byrd, Kaitlin McGrath, Brianna Lueders and Ryan O’Rear. Front row, from left: Chelsey Stoverink, Lauren Seiler, Rachel Job, Jordan Myer, Merritt Gerlach and Kaycee Dukes.

Back row, from left: Cody Van de Ven, Brooke Glastetter, Heather Kyle, Liam Maher, Debbie Franklin and Jessica Riley. Middle row, from left: Kristen Vetter, Kodi Byrd, Kaitlin McGrath, Brianna Lueders and Ryan O’Rear. Front row, from left: Chelsey Stoverink, Lauren Seiler, Rachel Job, Jordan Myer, Merritt Gerlach and Kaycee Dukes.

The 2014 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program Recipients are:

  • Summer Burger, Chaffee, Mo. – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
  • Kodi Byrd, Jackson, Mo. – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Kaycee Dukes. Dexter, Mo. – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Debbie Franklin, Jackson, Mo. – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Merritt Gerlach, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Brooke Glastetter, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Rachel Job, Scott City, Mo. – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Heather Kyle, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Lydia Lancaster, Dexter, Mo. – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Amanda Lappe, Oak Ridge, Mo. – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Brianna Lueders, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Liam Maher, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Kaitlin McGrath, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Jordan Myer, Jackson, Mo. – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Ryan O’Rear, Jackson, Mo. – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Jessica Riley, Jackson, Mo. – Susan E. Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaitlin Roslen, Jackson, Mo. – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Morgan Schumer, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Saint Francis Auxiliary 126th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Paige Schumer, Cape Girardeau, Mo. – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Lauren Seiler, Marble Hill, Mo. – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Chelsey Stoverink, Marble Hill, Mo. – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Cody Van de Ven, Leopold, Mo. – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristen Vetter, Benton, Mo. – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship

A special thank you is given to the committee for giving their time and expertise in reviewing the 2014 scholarship applications. The members of the committee include: Thelma Irwin, Scholarship Committee Chair; B.J. Bowman; Nicole Chance; Connie Laurentius; Kathy Marchi; and Lori Wills.