The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $1000 scholarships to two high school graduates who are planning to enter the healthcare field.
Samantha Dudgeon, daughter of Ted and Caminda Dudgeon of Cayuta, graduated in June from Odessa-Montour Central School. She plans to attend Finger Lakes Community College to study nursing.
Collin Gaylord, son of Jill Gaylord of Beaver Dams, graduated from Watkins Glen Central School in June. He will attend the University at Buffalo to start his education toward becoming a doctor. Collin is also employed in the Schuyler Hospital Dietary Department.
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.
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