Three Franklin County students were presented with scholarships towards their health-related degree programs as part of the Northwestern Medical Center Health Professions Scholarship Program Benefit Dinner, at the Tyler Place Resort on May 23, 2018.
The scholarships were given from the Martin H. Wennar, MD Health Education Fund, and were presented at a dinner featuring guest speaker Janet McCarthy, Executive Director of Franklin County Home Health. Jill Berry Bowen welcomed attendees and Dr. Robert Zelazo presented the awards to the honorees.
The Martin H. Wennar Health Professions Scholarships are presented to graduating high school seniors entering collegiate studies in a health care field. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and community service. This year, three $2,000 scholarships were awarded.
The 2018 recipients of the scholarships were Emily Gervais of EFHS and Kamryn Montague and Logan Bijolle both BFA St. Albans students. Emily and Logan plan to study nursing and Kamryn intends to enter the pharmacy field. Dr. Zelazo praised all three for their academic and personal accomplishments and wished them each the best as they embark on their ambitious futures.
The well-attended event was co-sponsored by Suncrest Health Care Communities as well as Dickinson and Branon Dental Care, and supported by many donors. The annual dinner funds the Wennar Health Education Fund, and encourages students pursuing careers in healthcare.