The Carroll Hospital Foundation awarded $9,500 in scholarships to six local students to aid them in advancing their education. Established by supporters of the hospital, the scholarships were presented during a special reception held in the hospital's Shauck Auditorium on June 20.
The Libman Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Keri Magee, of Hampstead; and Nichole Sterner, of Westminster. They each received $2,000 to cover tuition, books and fees for their pursuit of a degree as a registered nurse. The scholarship was established in 2003 by Frank Herbert Libman and 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 Autumn Lippy, of Union Bridge. Lippy is the daughter of Rebeccah Lippy, a nurse in Carroll Hospital's Family Birthplace. Autumn received $2,000 toward her studies at Frostburg State University in the fall. The scholarship was established in 2006 with a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kane and is awarded to children of employees at Carroll Hospital or its affiliates
The Carroll Hospital Associate Scholarship established by Physicians of Indian Origin was awarded to Brittany Jackson, of Manchester; and Jenifer Garner, of Westminster. Jackson, who works as an emergency care technician at Carroll Hospital, received $500 toward her studies at Carroll Community College. Garner, who is a registered nurse at Carroll Hospice, received $500 toward her studies at George Washington University. Launched in 2008, this scholarship is funded by Drs. Anusha Belani, Binu Chacko, Prafull Dave, Noel Gressieux, Dineshkumar Kalaria, Kiran and Radhika Kuna, Elizabeth Pallan, Natvarlal Rajpara, Suresh and Sushma Sidh, Rupal Udeshi, Surender Vaswani and Nayan Vaywala.
The Virginia Minnick Auxiliary Scholarship for dependents of associates was awarded to Michaela Scott, of Finksburg. The daughter of Michael Scott, senior outcomes data analyst at Carroll Hospital, Scott received $2,500 toward her studies at Villanova University. The scholarship was started by longtime Carroll Hospital Auxiliary member Virginia Shipley Minnick, who allocated $50,000 from her estate to establish the scholarship.