To help support people wanting to advance their nursing career and further their education, the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation recently awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to local students.
The scholarships, all established by supporters of the hospital, were presented during a reception held in The Women's Place on July 31.
The scholarships and recipients were:
The Libman Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Danah Coons, of Westminster, a patient observer at Carroll Hospital Center; Denise Maurice, of Westminster, a patient care technician at the hospital; and Susie Nelson, of Eldersburg. Each received a $2,000 check to cover tuition, books and fees at Carroll Community College for their pursuit of a degree as a registered nurse. This scholarship, established in 2003 by Frank Herbert Libman, is awarded each year to Carroll County residents pursuing a nursing degree at Carroll Community College.
The Scholarship for Dependents of Associates was awarded to Jason Kreimer, of Westminster, son of Joyce Kreimer, a registered nurse at Carroll Hospital Center, who accepted the check on his behalf. Jason received $2,000 toward his studies at Salisbury University, where he will be pursuing a degree in physics and engineering in the fall. First established in 2006 with an initial gift of $30,000 from Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kane, the scholarship is awarded to children of employees at Carroll Hospital Center or Carroll Hospice.
Presented for the first time, the Physician of Indian Origin Scholarship was awarded to Melissa Zahn, of Hampstead, a registered nurse at the hospital for close to 14 years. Zahn received a $500 check toward her studies at the University of Pheonix, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The scholarship was launched in 2008 with a series of multi-year pledges from various physicians affiliated with Carroll Hospital Center, including Drs. Binu Chacko, Dinesh Kalaria, Natvarlal Rajpara, Suresh Sidh and Sushma Sidh.
The Virginia Minnick Auxiliary Scholarship for dependents of associates was awarded to New Windsor resident Emily Masimore, daughter of Mary Masimore, director of The Learning Center at Carroll Hospital Center. A volunteer at the hospital for four years, Emily received $2,500 toward her academic studies at Shepherd University, where she plans to study history in the fall. The $2,500 scholarship was started by longtime Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary member Virginia Shipley Minnick, who allocated $50,000 from her estate to establish the scholarship.