New healthcare scholarships awarded to local students

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A recent group of high school graduates plus a medical school student are the latest recipients of healthcare scholarships awarded on behalf of North Country Hospital.

This year 22 new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded, totaling $22,000.

In addition, North Country Hospital renews scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular activities, as well as financial need.

Applicants must also live in the hospital’s service area in order to initially apply.

The Healthcare Career Scholarship is made possible by the annual North Country Hospital Scholarship Golf Classic, with proceeds each year going directly to awardees.

The 31st annual scramble is set for this Sunday, June 30, with 8:00 a.m. registration and a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at Newport Country Club.

This year a total of 10 awards were received from this fund.

They went to Lake Region Union High School graduates Emma Perkins and Mackenzie Young; United Christian Academy graduate Gracie DeLaBruere; and North Country Union High School graduates Emilie Bouchard, Alyssa Choquette, Isabella DeSena, Calah Gaiolina, Mallory Lancaster and Jonah Wheeler; and medical school student, Faith Wilson

Caryl B. Custer Scholarship for Nursing Students awards went to North Country graduates Ryan Beloin, Olivia Berthiaume, Angelina Catuogno, Gabri-Elle Cota, Allison Gray, Shelby Morin and Aliza Wright; And Lake Region graduates Raegan Blanchard and Michaela Poginy.

This fund was created by summer resident Dr. Keith Custer in memory of and on behalf of his wife Caryl, who was a nurse manager in Florida for many years.

She individually supported many nursing students with scholarship monies in the past.

This year two students received The Legends Scholarship – Lauryn Goulet (NCUHS) and Alaina Zenonos (LRUHS).

This fund was created in 2010 and has since named some “Legends” of North Country Hospital: Merrilyn Barry, Robert Trembley, MD, Thomas A.E. Moseley, MD, A. David Alsobrook, MD, and Cecile Gelineau, RN.

In 2015 the Sidney A. Toll Scholarship Fund was created, honoring long time previous CEO and founder of North Country Hospital’s scholarship golf tournament.

This year’s recipient is Jenna Morey (NCUHS).

Contributions to North Country Hospital for any of the scholarship funds help sustain these awards for years to come.

Students receive awards for 2-year, 4-year as well as graduate programs.

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