Unity Health Foundation names recipients of auxiliary scholarship

Unity Health Foundation recently announced the 2018 Foundation Auxiliary Scholarship recipients at the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon held at the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall. Unity Health Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Executive presented scholarships of $1,000 each to 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 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 each year by the Unity Health Auxiliary.

Students and their families were able to attend the luncheon to receive their scholarships and were given a warm welcome by the Unity Health Auxiliary.

Students were chosen based on criteria that included financial need, academic achievements, community involvement and the desire to enter a healthcare related career.

Recipients of Unity Health Foundation Scholarships: Madison Moffitt (seated, from left), Abigail Hamby, Claire Farley, Vanessa Rios-Resendiz, Susan Harris; Jacob Ripley (standing), Sara Feather, Erin McGuirt, Kaira Yates and Allison Strayhorn.

“We are so honored to work with our Auxiliary each year on the scholarships for students entering healthcare related fields,” said Feltrop. “They are committed to providing the funds for the scholarships and have a committee who evaluates the applications and selects the winners. Our hopes are that the scholarship recipients will return to work at Unity Health upon completion of their degrees.”

Recipients included:

  • Susan Harris, Associate – Kandace Muncy Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaira Yates, Bradford High School – Roger Mills Memorial Scholarship
  • Allison Strayhorn, Beebe High School – Houston Butler Memorial Scholarship
  • Erin McGuirt, Searcy High School – Albert Pilkington, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Vanessa Rios-Resendiz, Riverview High School – Juanita Morgan Memorial Scholarship
  • Claire Farley, Bald Knob High School – Thelma Quattlebaum Memorial Scholarship
  • Celeste Pinkerten, Beebe High School – Michael Lynn Memorial Scholarship
  • Madison Moffitt, Searcy High School – Dr. Martin Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
  • Abigail Hamby, Searcy High School – Charles Yingling Memorial Scholarship
  • Patricia Waller, Associate – Dr. Thomas Formby Memorial Scholarship
  • Lani Wolfe, Beebe High School – Debbie Cantrell Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Rios, Riverview High School – Barbara Brown Memorial Scholarship
  • Sara Feather, Searcy High School – Dr. Porter Rodgers Jr. Scholarship
  • Jacob Ripley, Searcy High School – Floyd Holifield Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristen Holeyfield, Searcy High School – Dr. A.R. Brown Memorial Scholarship
  • Chariti Miller, Associate – Mary Formby 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.