The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation is excited to announce the 15 recipients of its 2016 Spring Scholarships Awards. These awards are given out to graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in healthcare, as well as children of Allegan Healthcare Group employees and employees of the Allegan Healthcare Group to support training and higher education studies in health care.
The Foundation awarded more than $12,000 in scholarships during a ceremony held at Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital on Tuesday, May 24. High school students who received awards were: Cecilia Cerven, Allegan High School; Katelyn Clark, Allegan High School; Elijah Adams, Plainwell High School; Elsy Nouna, Otsego High School; and Israel Llerena, Bangor High School. Allegan Healthcare Group team members that received scholarships were: Lynsie Bradley (Dorr), Acute Care; Robbi Dobbins (Kalamazoo), Emergency Room and Laboratory; Jessica Miller (Plainwell), Cancer Care and Infusion Center; and Jamie Thorpe (Allegan), Cardiac Services, Sleep Center and Pain Management.
“It is an absolute privilege to be able to award these well-deserving students and employees on behalf of the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation. We received a tremendous response to our call for scholarship applications and our Scholarship Committee had a difficult task of selecting the top recipients” said Jen Garcia, Executive Director of the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation. “Our most important asset in health care is the team of dedicated and talented people who provide care around the clock. It is vitally important we invest in our current and future health care providers to meet a growing demand for health services.”
Children of Allegan Healthcare Group employees, who received scholarship awards include: Cody Allen Brainard (Burnips) who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Grand Valley State University; Alexander Hicks (Bangor) who is attending Central Michigan University pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science; Abigail Kramer (Wayland) who is attending Baker College of Muskegon pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology; Jaime Manne (Hamilton) who is pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology at Grand Rapids Community College; Kassandra Mollitor (Allegan) who is pursuing her Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Technology at Baker College of Owosso; and Amanda Torres (Plainwell) who is attending Grace College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Counseling.
The Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation awards scholarships twice yearly. Awards to high school students are presented each spring.
“It is through the generosity and commitment from our community of caring donors that these scholarship funds are made available each year,” stated Garcia.
The scholarship fund is made up of the Schuyler Mellen Education Endowment Fund, Marie Hall Nursing Scholarship Fund, Debra Rae Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund, Chester Oisten Scholarship 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 – To provide exceptional, compassionate, and personalized healthcare to our community. For more information about the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation, please visit aghfoundation.org or call (269) 686-4234.