Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation Awards Scholarships

High School Scholarship Winners
Photo: High School Scholarship Winners From left to right: Hannah Brinkman (Plainwell), Heather Thompke (Plainwell), Keara Kilbane (Hopkins), Kelsey Whitcomb ( Hamilton), Lauren Crane (Allegan) and Ashley Doolittle (Allegan).

The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation recently awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors and employees of the Allegan Healthcare Group, to support training and higher education studies in health care.

High School Students receiving awards were: Hannah Brinkman, Plainwell; Heather Thompke, Plainwell; Keara Kilbane, Hopkins; Kelsey Whitcomb, Hamilton; Lauren Crane, Allegan; and Ashley Doolittle,

Allegan Healthcare Group team members that received scholarships were: Colleen Cupani, Wound Healing Center; Christine Greer, Allegan Homecare; Margaret Brown, Quality; Amy DeWeerd Med Surg; Dylan Meade, CCU/Lab; and Cynthia Williams, Med Surg. Lisa Striegle, Infection Control/Employee Health, received the Marie Hall Memorial Nursing Scholarship and Dale Chapman, Med Surg/CCU, won the Debra Rae Daniels Memorial Scholarship.

“It is one of the most rewarding things we are able to do through the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation – providing scholarships to support future health care providers and encourage those who seek to build their knowledge and skills to better serve others in health care,” said Brent Larson, executive director of the Foundation.

The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation awards scholarships twice yearly. Awards to high school students are presented each spring. The scholarship fund is made up of the Schuyler Mellen Education Endowment Fund, Marie Hall Nursing Scholarship Fund, Debra Rae Daniels Memorial Fund, and a general fund maintained by the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation.

The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation invites and accepts financial gifts to help further the mission of Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital, and to support selected health-related projects in the community. It is a resource for people interested in “investing in the health of our community.” In addition to scholarship programs, the Foundation supports new health care programs and facilities, helps purchase clinical equipment, and sponsors wellness initiatives. For more information about the AGH Foundation, please call (269) 686-4234 or visit


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