Saint Francis Awards 22 Scholarships

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in July. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary fund the program. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $700,000 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 and be currently enrolled, maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA and complete the application and essay requirements by the scheduled deadline. They must also reside within the Saint Francis service area, as defined in the application.

The 2019 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program Recipients are:

  • Kaleb Arends, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Bethany Beals, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Miranda Craft, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Lana Davis, MO – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Brittney Dirnberger, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Riley Duncan, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Alyson Fluchel, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Perry Hazelwood IV, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Emily Heberlie, MO – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Noah Hester, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Brian Lesch, MO – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Matthew Lynn, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Maci McCuan, MO – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Graycen Pehle, MO – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Haley Sample, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Mikayla Stanfield, IL – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Katrina Stevenson, MO – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Megan Stewart, IL – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Ashley Viox, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Zachary Vogel, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Warren, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Brooke Whitledge, MO – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship

The members of the 2019 Scholarship Committee include:

  • Debbie Balsano
  • Dori Lage
  • Norman Glaus
  • Moe Sandfort
  • Stephanie Nanney
  • Becky Swoboda

For more information about the Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program, call 573-331-5489 or visit the Saint Francis Foundation website’s scholarship page.