MED scholars

(4-27-18) The Medical, Educational and Development (MED) Foundation of Mercer Health recently awarded scholarships, a total of $18,250, to local high school students furthering their education in the medical field after graduation. Scholarships were awarded to at least one student from each of the six high schools in Mercer County.

Students were selected as recipients based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, volunteerism and plans for higher education.

Deb Hemmelgarn, Director of the MED Foundation

“The Scholarship Program was started in 1992 to help support students interested in pursuing careers that could ultimately help improve the health of the citizens of Mercer County. It’s an honor to award these scholarships to local students and help support their future medical careers. We hope that one day they will serve our community as leaders in healthcare.”

The MED Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the annual Esmonde/Homan Golf Outing and Golf Ball Drop. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, June 8th at the Mercer County Elks.

Due to the success of the golf outing in recent years, the MED Foundation has been able to provide additional scholarships to even more local students. Since 1992, 243 scholarships have been awarded totaling $260,000.

2018 Recipients include: Celina –Blake Germann, Paige Duncan; Coldwater – Claire Kunk, Lauren Bruns, Savannah Seibert; Fort Recovery – Kelsey Jutte, Kristen Keller, Samantha Kahlig; Marion Local – Amber Schmitz, Kylie Albers, Morgan Heckman; Parkway – Claire Armstrong; Saint Henry – Britney Siefring, Lauren Stammen, Olivia Clune, Robyn Lefeld

For more information about the MED Foundation of Mercer Health, contact Deb Hemmelgarn at 419-678-5679.