Unity Health Foundation awards scholarships

Unity Health Foundation announced the 2015 Foundation Auxiliary Scholarship recipients at the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon held in the Hubach Conference Center at the Unity Health’s White County Medical Center.

Foundation executive director Cassandra Feltrop presented the 15 scholarships for $1,000 each to the students during the ceremony.

In awarding the scholarships, the Auxiliary Scholarship Selection Team sought students who plan to enter one of the many healthcare-related fields of study. The 15 Foundation Auxiliary Scholarships were established as a memorial for a loved one, or in memory or in honor of individuals who made great contributions to medicine in White County. Funding for the scholarships is provided by the Unity Health Auxiliary each year.

“We think it’s important for the Auxiliary to give back,” said Auxiliary President June Tripp. “The purpose is to provide money to those who want to pursue careers in health care and our hope is that awareness is heightened about this scholarship opportunity for those who are seeking to further their education in a healthcare related field.”

This year’s recipients include:

Baelynn Polk – Unity Health associate/Michael Lynn Memorial Scholarship.

Sydney Smith – Searcy High School/Thelma Quattlebaum Memorial Scholarship.

Stephanie Williams – Harding Academy/Dr. Thomas Formby Memorial Scholarship.

Landon Ashby – Searcy High School/Dr. Porter Rodgers, Jr. Scholarship.

Emily Parker – Searcy High School/Roger Mills Memorial Scholarship.

Sydney Brewer – Riverview High School/Charles Yingling Memorial Scholarship.

Traike Elliott – Searcy High School/Houston Butler Scholarship.

Delaney Hoofman – Searcy High School/Albert Pilkington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.   

Erin Hendricks – Concord High School/Kandace Muncy Memorial Scholarship.        

Erica Peters – Searcy High School/Debbie Cantrell Memorial Scholarship.

Sarah Sanford – Bradford High School/Dr. Martin Hawkins Memorial Scholarship.

Asher Beard – Searcy High School/Dr. A.R. Brown Memorial Scholarship.

Erin Inman – Beebe High School/Floyd Holifield Memorial Scholarship .  

Blake Shourd – White County Central High School/Barbara Brown Memorial Scholarship.

Eric Ramsey – Riverview High School/Juanita Morgan Memorial Scholarship.

The Unity Health Foundation Scholarship program is open to area high school seniors, as well as Unity Health associates and children of associates, each spring.