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.

Kennedey Heichel, daughter of Ryan and Jeffrey Heichel of Odessa, graduated in June from Odessa-Montour Central School.  She plans to attend Ithaca College in pursuit of a healthcare career.


Cierra Barber, daughter of Brad and Sheila Barber of Hector, graduated from Watkins Glen Central School in June.  She will attend Mercyhurst Northeast to start her education toward becoming an athletic trainer.


Cindy Durfey, Alpine, Unit Clerk for Schuyler Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2013, is pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Nursing at Corning Community College.


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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