Richard S. Kowalski Scholarships Awarded

5/10/2017 - Galesburg, Illinois

  • The OSF St. Mary Foundation recognized 14 OSF HealthCare Mission Partners with $1,000 scholarships.

    Richard S. Kowalski scholarships awarded to 14 Mission Partners

GALESBURG – The OSF St. Mary Foundation on Wednesday, May 10, awarded $1,000 scholarships to 14 Mission Partners working at OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center, OSF Galesburg Clinic and OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Galesburg.


The $14,000 was awarded through the Richard S. Kowalski Staff Education Endowment fund. The scholarships are to be used for programs related to the present position held by the Mission Partner or one to which the Mission Partner could aspire to within the OSF HealthCare Ministry.


“I want to congratulate all of the recipients of these scholarships and wish them luck on their educational goals,” said Richard S. Kowalski.


Recipients recognized during the Mission Partner Service Awards Breakfast include: Rafael H. Contreras, Carol L. Courson, Bianca T. Crouse, Lauren E. Feely, Kristy L. Hanson, Mary M. Lewis, Tara L. Livingston, Coleen R. Martinson, Kelly D. Mitchell, Shannon K. Ross, Staci J. Shank, Kailey D. Swanson, Amber B. Taylor and Mychell G. Zepeda.


The OSF St. Mary Foundation is dedicated to supporting the lifesaving work of OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center and to enabling the medical center to continue providing the highest quality health care to the sick, the poor, the injured, the aged and the dying, regardless of ability to pay.


With the challenges facing health care today, private gifts are increasingly important in allowing us to preserve and strengthen programs of excellence. For more information, or to donate, visit and click on OSF St. Mary – Galesburg.



Carrie Bernett
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 344-3161 x1102