Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $1000 scholarships to two high school graduates who are planning to enter the healthcare field, and one Schuyler Hospital employee furthering her healthcare education.


Jacob Carocci, son of Val and Jerry Carocci of Burdett, graduated as salutatorian from Watkins Glen High School.  He will attend the University of Vermont to start his education toward becoming a physician.   


Paxtyn Marie Brown, daughter of Jolene Horton of Odessa, graduated from Odessa-Montour High School.   She will attend Daemen College to start her education toward becoming a physical therapist. 


Clara Smith, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Schuyler Hospital’s Montour Falls Primary Care Center, plans to attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College to become a Registered Nurse (RN).  Smith has been an employee at the Hospital for over 5 years.


Scholarship awards are presented each year to graduating high school seniors who live or attend school in Schuyler County and plan to enter careers in the healthcare field, as well as Schuyler Hospital employees looking to continue their education in healthcare.


Awards are based on academic achievement, volunteerism, and personal essays.

Previous recipients have been in such diverse fields as orthopedics, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, speech therapy, and pharmacy.


The Auxiliary awarded its first scholarship of $250 in1990.  Over the next twenty years it grew to three $1000 scholarships.  Funds for the awards are raised through the Auxiliary’s hospital gift shop and other fundraising events.


For more information about the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, call (607) 535-7121 or email


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