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.

Madison Lodge, a graduate last month of Odessa-Montour High School, will be studying physical therapy at Daemen College.  She has been a standout student in school as a leader, a 3- sport athlete, and a student tutor.

• Madeleine Ross, a graduate last month of Watkins Glen High School, will be studying nursing at Niagara University.  She is also planning to go on to medical school and eventually become an orthopedic surgeon.

• Jill Gaylord has been a Schuyler Hospital employee for 10 years, and is currently a Quality Outcomes and Nurse Manager.  She has been a nurse for 29 years.  She plans to complete her Associate’s Degree and then continue her education to obtain her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing.

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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