Local students are on their way to achieving their nursing or allied health degrees thanks to some help from the Community by way of the Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation Board.
The board awarded scholarships to the students recently, following a rigorous application process. The selection process was very difficult as all of the applications were very impressive. Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation selection committee hopes these scholarships will help alleviate some of their school expenses, while providing the moral support of community and donors.
Students receiving the scholarships for 2016/2017 year are:
• Addie Lea Zeman, a 2014 graduate of Trego Community High School, plans to receive a degree BSN from FHSU.
• Bailee Fritts, 2013 graduate of Trego Community High School, would like to pursue her degree in the medical field after completing Kansas Wesleyan University.
• Brandy Fritts, a 2015 graduate of Trego Community High School, plans to attend Fort Hays State University majoring in nursing.
• Alise Gosselin, a 2012 graduate, is pursuing a Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Colby Community College.
The Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation Board founded the scholarship program in hopes that it would help relieve the nursing shortage in the community. Each year, they award scholarships to several students that are currently attending or have already been accepted to a nursing or allied health school.
“Our goal is that this scholarship program will help encourage students to pursue a degree in the healthcare field, and will begin or continue their career in our community,” committee members explained.
For more information on the scholarship program, please call Trego Hospital Endowment Foundation, Inc. at 785-743-2070. Applications can be picked up at the Endowment Foundation office, 236 N 6th, WaKeeney, Ks 67672. Applications are accepted through the year. Scholarship Awards are selected several times a year.