Source: The News-Enterprise
Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary awarded a record number of scholarships this year to students across the region pursuing medical degrees.
Twenty-one scholarships were awarded, including seven for Hardin County recipients.
The auxiliary presented 20 $1,000 scholarships as well as a special scholarship of $1,500 dedicated in honor of former HMH Auxiliary President Hans Marsen.
The HMH Auxiliary scholarship program has been in place for more than 25 years. This year especially was competitive with approximately 80 students applying from HMH’s 10-county service area, a news release from the organization said.
HMH Director of Volunteer Services Kevin Hilton said auxiliary volunteers work tirelessly to support HMH and raise money for the scholarship fund to benefit students.
“So many young people from many counties within our region benefit from these scholarships,” Hilton said in the release. “Many of them come back to work at HMH and care for patients right here at Hardin Memorial.”
This year’s scholarship recipients are Haylee Gilkey of Bardstown, Taylor Edelen of Bardstown, Madison Eads of Magnolia, Amy Pence of Bonnieville, Katelynn Bunnell of Horse Cave, Marsha Shewmaker of Cub Run, Heavin Goodman of Glendale, Veronica Baker of Rineyville, Riley Beausoleil of Elizabethtown, Stefani McCoy of Elizabethtown, Emma Vaught of Elizabethtown, Bevan Burch of Elizabethtown, Caitlin Cousineau of Vine Grove, Brinleigh Caldwell of Greensburg, Crystal Ratliff of Greensburg, Rebecca Haycraft of Leitchfield, Baleigh Murrain of Leitchfield, Christen Geary of Caneyville, Mason Chandler of Hudson and Erika Hutchinson of Shepherdsville.
The Hans Marsen Memorial Scholarship of $1,500 went to McKenna Martin of Central Hardin High School.
Scholarship funds are raised through proceeds from the auxiliary’s $5 Jewelry Sales, Books are Fun sales and the lights auxiliary volunteers sell for Let Christmas Shine to honor a loved one or healthcare provider on the HMH Christmas display.
From Left to right are recipients of the 2018 Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary Scholarship: Madison Eads, Emma Vaught, Baleigh Murrain, Rebecca Haycraft, Heavin Goodman, Caitlin Cousineau, Haylee Gilkey, Taylor Edelen, Brinleigh Caldwell, Riley Beausoleil, Crystal Ratliff and Bevan Burch.