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

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