The Mon Health Medical Center Foundation recently awarded $45,000 in scholarships to 45 area students pursuing degrees in health care fields for the 2021-22 school term.
The scholarships are valued at $1,000 per year for up to four years. Selection was based on financial need and academic performance. Each applicant also submitted a letter describing why they selected a specific health career. A sub-committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors selected the recipients.
Local recipients were:
George D. Hott Scholarship: Jessica Moore of Waynesburg, seeking nursing degree from Waynesburg University
Greg Smajda Memorial Scholarship: Courtney Victor of Masontown, seeking physical therapy degree from Shenandoah University
John Matthew Gay Brown Scholarship: Autumn Ansell of Connellsville, seeking physician assistant degree from St. Francis University
John Michael Piribek Scholarship: Kaleb Walls of Uniontown, seeking pharmacy degree from University of Pittsburgh
Nancy C. & Jerome G. Johnson Scholarship: Amy DeFazio of Uniontown, seeking nurse practitioner degree from Penn State
Robert & Sharon Lynch Scholarship: Madison Myers of Uniontown, seeking nursing degree from Waynesburg University
Wilma B. Nailler Scholarship: Gracie Dally of Dunbar, seeking nursing degree from West Virginia University