The OSF St. Joseph Auxiliary has announced its scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 school year. The program awards scholarships annually to area students enrolled in health care-related fields like nursing, radiology, and physical therapy, or area students attending medical school. This year the Auxiliary has awarded $8000.00 in scholarships.
The Auxiliary supports OSF St. Joseph Medical Center through fundraising. These scholarships are a direct result of the generosity of the community.
“Although I have been a nurse for over 40 years it was the availability of many such scholarships that made nursing education more affordable for me,” said Deb Smith, Chief Nursing Officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. “Donations from our OSF Auxiliary to these students seeking a health care degree assists in keeping a future workforce ready. The scholarship may also be the first tie to OSF that a future nurse, doctor, pharmacist or other professional has.”
The Following Scholarships have been awarded.
$2000.00 to Gabrielle Garris of Normal, IL. She is a volunteer at OSF St. Joseph and she is attending Loyola University in Chicago. She will graduate with a BSN degree in May 2017.
$2000.00 to Tyler Robinson of Bolingbrook, IL. He was a volunteer at OSF St. Joseph and will be a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana in the fall. He will study rural medicine
$1000.00 to Haley Gastman of Roanoke, IL. Haley is a Patient Care Technician at OSF. St. Joseph and she attend Illinois Wesleyan University in Normal, IL. She will graduate in May 2017 with a BSN degree.
$1000.00 to Bailey Moore of Minier, IL. She attends Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing and will graduate in May 2017 with a BSN degree.
$1000.00 to Marissa Nicastro of Orland Park, IL. She attends Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing and will graduate in May 2017 with a BSN degree.
$1000.00 to Morgan Van Kuiken of Lockport, IL . She attends Illinois Wesleyan. She will graduate with a BSN in May 2018.