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Six area students pursuing health careers have been awarded scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The $500 Mary Lou Johnson Health Career Scholarships are awarded annually to students living within the service area of Hardin Memorial Hospital, who enrolled in courses of study that prepare them for hospital-based health care careers.
This year’s recipients are: Taylor A. Beale, Carlie Doll, Ciarra Evans, Lisa Gill, Kitrina McClure and Emily Schaub.
Taylor A. Beale graduated from high school in 2009 and is attending Ohio Northern University majoring in pharmacy. Taylor has worked on a Community Outreach program aimed at educating elementary school students about poisonous substances. She works every other weekend at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine and full-time in the summer as a pharmacy intern. Taylor is the daughter of Thomas and Susan Beale.
Carlie Doll is a 2012 graduate from Hardin Northern High School and will be attending Rhodes State College majoring in nursing. Carlie was active in FFA, varsity volleyball, varsity basketball and varsity softball. She was also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the school recycling program. Carlie is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Doll.
Ciarra Evans is a 2012 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley and will be attending Wright State University majoring in nursing. While in high school, Ciarra was involved in basketball, volleyball, was an elementary classroom tutor and was a member of the National Honor Society. She has volunteered for Bible School, Youth Basketball Summer Camp and Helping Hands Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Ciarra is the daughter of Wendy Evans and the late Norman Evans.
Lisa Gil graduated from high school in 1984 and is attending the Ohio State University majoring in nursing. Lisa has been a Sunday School teacher for 13 years and has worked at many school fundraising activities. She also has been a volunteer for Vacation Bible School and the Red Cross Swimming Lessons program. Lisa is self-employed as a child caregiver and house cleaner.
Kitrina Elise McClure is a 2012 graduate of Ridgemont High School and will be attending Marion Technical College majoring in nursing. While in high school, her extracurricular activities included volleyball, softball and art club. She has volunteered at the soup kitchen in Bellefontaine, the food pantry at her church and is employed at the Marion Country Club. Kitrina is the daughter of Scott McClure.
Emily Schaub is a 2012 graduate of Kenton High School and will be attending Capital University majoring in nursing. While in high school, she was involved in the swim team, band, National Honor Society and was student council treasurer. Emily has volunteered at Vacation Bible School and has been a Hardin County 4-H Camp counselor. Emily also has been employed as a lifeguard at the Hardin County YMCA. Emily is the daughter of Rex Schaub and Kristin and Duane Hamilton.
Successful candidates for Foundation scholarships must be accepted or currently enrolled in health career programs such as nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, radiological technology, laboratory technology or other hospital-based undergraduate degree programs. Qualified students must have been accepted as full-time students, have high aptitude for health service and demonstrate scholastic ability, character, good citizenship and financial need. Applicants must reside within the service area of Hardin Memorial Hospital.
Monies received through the Mary Lou Johnson Scholarship Trust provide the funds for the scholarships. Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation established the scholarships in 1988.
This was done to help provide incentives for students to choose hospital-based health careers and to support local students who may be interested in seeking employment within Hardin Memorial Hospital’s scope of services after graduation. Inquiries about future scholarships can be directed to the administration office at Hardin Memorial Hospital or at their website at www.hardinmemorial.org.