Eleven employees at Carroll Lutheran Village have been awarded scholarships to continue their education. The recipients were honored during a July 20 reception. The awards were made through the Walters Education Fund, which provides scholarship and education advancement opportunities to Village employees in three tracks: student, professional development and clinical. To qualify for a Student Scholarship, student employees must have worked at least 1,000 hours at Carroll Lutheran Village and plan to enroll full time in college in the fall. Each receives $500 per semester for up to eight semesters for a total of $4,000. Student scholarships are funded by donations from residents of Carroll Lutheran Village.
The 2017 recipients are Megan Beares, of Westminster, Carroll Community College; Bailey Ebert, of Finksburg, Towson University; Benjamin Ebert, of Finksburg, University of Maryland; Emily Johnson, of Westminster, Carroll Community College; Sarah Metcalf, of Westminster, Salisbury University; Sarah Murphey, of Taneytown, Hood College; and Amy Tesch, of Westminster, Belmont Abbey College. Professional Track scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to employees who wish to advance their skills. The 2017 recipients were Ashley Baxley, Tammy Hartman and Victorine Nche. Employee Jennifer Franklin received a Clinical Track scholarship to become qualified as a geriatric nursing assistant.