Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation's Board of Trustees has announced recipients of the Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
These scholarships are awarded to full-time students from Southeast Alaska who pursue a degree in a health science field at an accredited college.
The trustees elected to renew the scholarship for Jessica Hadfield of Juneau. Hadfield currently holds a bachelor's degree in gerontology. She is pursuing bachelor's and master's degrees as a nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania and plans to return to Southeast to practice her vocation.
The trustees also awarded a new scholarship to Aimee McClory of Ketchikan. McClory is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing and has been enrolled at the University of Miami since September 2007. She has been on the Dean's and Provost's List for each of the five semesters she has attended and in 2011, when she obtains her degree, she hopes to work at Ketchikan General Hospital.
Finally, the trustees have awarded a scholarship to Sara Sayre of Juneau. Sayre attends West Virginia Wesleyan College and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. She plans to return to Southeast to work in a public health setting and eventually will pursue a graduate degree as a nurse practitioner to work in rural areas of Southeast.
The scholarships were made possible by an endowment from the estate of Grace and Phil Edelman to Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation in 2007. The Edelmans served the community of Juneau well and wished to provide financial assistance to students dedicated to the health sciences fields and to encourage their return to practice in Southeast Alaska.