Auxiliary Announces 2021 Scholarship Applications

3/01/2021 - Princeton, Illinois

Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces the open application for the 2021 Abbie Jean Gunning Memorial Scholarship & Harold Morine Scholarship.  This year, a total of three Abbie Jean Gunning Scholarships and two Harold Morine Scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Abbie Jean Gunning was the first Auxiliary President. In 1960, the first scholarship in her honor was awarded.  The Harold Morine Scholarship is an award bequeathed by Harold Morine in memory of his wife, Marilyn Morine, who was a nurse at Perry Memorial Hospital.  

Scholarships are available to recent high school graduates and advance degree candidates who have a permanent Bureau County residence.  Students must be pursuing healthcare career options, clinical work including (but not limited to) nursing, radiology, lab technology, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or pre-med.

Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement with high school or college transcripts, volunteer or work history and health related activities.  Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution for a health career field of study.

To apply for either scholarship, interested students may download an application.  Completed applications must be returned to Susan Gorman at 901 Elm Pl Princeton, IL 61356, or emailed to, by 4 p.m. April 1, 2021.  Incomplete or late application packets will not be accepted.  Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award.  For more information, contact Susan Gorman at 815-878-5062.

The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was founded in 1948.  The Auxiliary has been committed to supporting Perry Memorial Hospital and its mission to provide compassionate, quality health services.  Thousands of dollars of medical equipment are purchased each year with proceeds from the auxiliary, the hospital auxiliary gift shop and fundraising events.