Mercy Hospital Clermont Guild awards three $1K scholarships

May 7th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

The Mercy Hospital Clermont Guild recently awarded three local high school seniors $1,000 scholarships for their educational expenses as they pursue careers in health care fields.

Ashleigh Henson of Batavia High School, Lynette Fenchel, of Glen Este High School, and Elizabeth Ballman of Amelia High School were each awarded scholarships.

Henson was awarded the Sister Mary George Scholarship. She is the daughter of Gary and Sandra Henson and her mother has been a registered nurse at Mercy Clermont for 20 years. Henson will study nursing at the University of Cincinnati Clermont this fall.

Mercy Clermont Hospital volunteer Harris Wright, left, presents scholarships to Elizabeth Dallman, Lynette Fenchel, and Ashleigh Henson.
Fenchel was awarded the Mercy Circle of Caring Volunteers Scholarship. She is the daughter of Matthew and Elisabeth Fenchel. She plans to study nursing at U.C. and plans to earn a master's degree as a nurse practitioner or nurse educator.

Dallman was awarded the Guild Scholarship. She is the daughter of Lee and Sheau-Di Dallman. She will attend Ohio Northern University this fall where she will study pharmacology.

The Mercy Hospital Clermont Guild has been awarding the scholarships, each worth $1,000, annually since 1990. The scholarships are designated for local high school seniors who plan to pursue an education in a healthcare-related field. The scholarship selection process is very competitive and the selection committee reviews and considers each applicant's community volunteer work, school-related activities, and why the student is interested in healthcare as a career.

Scholarship committee member and 20 year volunteer Harris Wright presented the scholarships.

"There were many, many good students among this year's applicants," Harris said. "All three of these young ladies are first place scholarship winners."
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