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.
Taylor Grover graduated in June from Odessa-Montour Central School (OMCS) and plans to attend SUNY-Brockport where he will study nursing. Taylor completed the New Visions Health Career Exploration program at GST BOCES and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He hopes to go on to medical school after first receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing. While at OMCS he volunteered as a firefighter, played varsity soccer, and worked as a lifeguard.
Kayla Smith graduated from Watkins Glen Central School, also participated in the GST BOCES New Visions program, and plans to pursue a nursing career at Corning Community College. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Business Honor Society and served as a teaching assistant in the ACE Accounting classes. She was a volunteer with the Watkins Glen Fire Department and with the Schuyler County Humane Society.
Christine Hoose has worked at Schuyler Hospital for 15 years, serving at various times in Admissions, Radiology and Health Information Management. She is well respected by her colleagues and a frequent volunteer for activities supported by the hospital. She will be gaining further expertise through the AAPC Coding Program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org