Daviess Community Hospital Foundation held the 2019 Health Career Scholarship Award Reception on Sunday for scholarship recipients. Recipients, special guests, hospital personnel and foundation board members attended the reception in the DCH Education Center. Ten area students were recognized for their academic accomplishments and awarded scholarships totaling $10,000 from the Health Careers Scholarship Fund. The Daviess Community Hospital Foundation also awards one nursing student $500 from the Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship for Nursing. Since the beginning of the scholarship program, 152 recipients have received $173,850 in Health Career Scholarship awards from the DCH Foundation. Students from Daviess, Martin, and Pike counties attending accredited educational institutions pursuing health care fields of study are eligible to apply.

One student received a second year Health Careers Scholarship award of $1,000 from the DCH Foundation:

Natalie Schultheis has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation for the second consecutive year. She is the daughter of Jody and Rhonda Schultheis and is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Barr-Reeve High School. She continues to pursue the field of nursing at Purdue University.

Nine students were first year recipients of the Health Careers Scholarship awards of $1,000 from the DCH Foundation:

Paloma Atilano has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. Atilano is the daughter of Maria Ortiz and Carlos Atilano. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. She intends to pursue the field of Healthcare and Business at Butler University.

Elias Becerra has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. He is the son of Ana Becerra and Leopoldo Becerra. He is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School. He intends to pursue the field of biology at Indiana University.

Hannah Emmons Freyberger has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Randal and Barbara Emmons. She is a member of the 2013 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School. She continues to pursue the field of occupational therapy at the University of Southern Indiana.

Jenna Gray has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Shawn and Kelly Gray. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School and intends to pursue the field of speech language pathology at Indiana State University.

Marina Lents has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Kelly and Michelle Lents. She is a member of the 2018 graduating class at Loogootee High School and continues to pursue the field of nursing at Indiana University with plans to become a nurse practitioner.

Elizabeth Perkins has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Rick and Ann Perkins. She is a member of the 2014 graduating class at Washington Catholic High School and continues to pursue the field of athletic training/physical therapy at the University of Evansville.

Carter Shaw has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. He is the son of Kelly and Jennifer Shaw. He is a member of the 2019 graduating class at North Knox High School and intends to pursue the field of biology/pre-med at Indiana State University.

Abigail Walker has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Julie Walker. She is a member of the 2019 graduating class at Washington High School and intends to pursue the field of chemistry at Indiana University.

Katherine Healy Wininger has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Mike and Lynn Healy. She is a member of the 2002 graduating class at Barr-Reeve High School and continues to pursue a nurse practitioner’s degree at Western Governor’s University.

Kaylee Wagler has been awarded a $500 Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship from the Daviess Community Hospital Foundation. She is the daughter of Tory Schulte and Kerry Wagler and is a member of the 2017 graduating class at North Daviess High School. She is currently a student at the University of Evansville pursuing the field of nursing.

The Helen Arthur Memorial Scholarship Award honors Helen Arthur, a local resident who was unable to fulfill her desire to become a nurse after contracting tuberculosis. The scholarship recognizes the women of Omega Alpha Chi, a local homemakers group, who in 1954 established and named a Helen Arthur Memorial Educational Loan Fund for students pursuing medical careers. In 2006, the group gifted the balance of the fund to the DCH Foundation to support the scholarship program.

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