The Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County last week announced the awarding of 25 Alma Newlin Educational Fund scholarships to students from Avon Grove, Octorara, Oxford, Kennett, and Unionville/Chadds Ford school districts.
The scholarships, totaling $62,500 this year, are designed to assist students in preparing for careers in the health care field. Award values are currently $2500.
This year’s award winners plan to study for a variety of careers including nursing, pre-med, physician assistant, physical therapy, dental hygiene, bio-medical engineering, and osteopathic medicine.
All recipients must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be human health care education-bound students.
The Alma Newlin Educational Fund was established in 1990 through a bequest from Mrs. Alma Newlin, who lived in Kennett Square. The fund is administered by the Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County.
The list of recipients includes:
Kate Colagreco – Physical therapy
Marisa Garguilo – Physical therapy
Glendalis Guadarrama – Nursing
Paige Hammond – Nursing
Rachel Lee – Physical therapy
Jessica Procak – Pre-physician assistant
Kiran Smith – Pre-med
Jennifer Byrnes – Physical therapy
Jacqueline Castano Garcia – Nursing
Sharon Hernandez – Nursing
Noah Lessner – Psychology
Leslie Medina – Dental hygiene
Morgan Staley – Premed
Erin Landis – Physical therapy
Deavon Shade – Nursing
Ashleigh Cloud – Nursing
Melissa Hubley – Osteopathic medicine
Stephanie Kruzynski – Nursing
Alyssa Sullins – Nursing
Tara Wise – Nursing
Amelia Eginton – Pre-med
Audrey Ferraro – Pre-med
McKayla Mawn – Pre-med
Jason Shao – Pre-med
Rachel Stafford – Dental hygiene