Good Samaritan Foundation Awards More Than $40,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

The Good Samaritan Foundation recently awarded scholarships to 26 local student recipients, totaling $40,100.

The awards, which ranged from $200 to $2,500 in value, were all presented to students pursuing a career in health care.

The scholarships, some in memory of individuals, include: the Gloria Van Eaton Memorial Scholarship, the Judith Ann Desanto, RN, Memorial Scholarship, the Chris and Laura Nardine Memorial Scholarship, the Ross Darkis Memorial Scholarship, the Beacons of Excellence Scholarship, and scholarships for those pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing who already hold an associate and for those who are pursuing advanced degrees in nursing.

Gary Hackney, director of the Good Samaritan Foundation, stated, “The Good Samaritan Foundation sees the direct connection between providing scholarships to those pursuing or advancing their career in health care and the mission of Good Samaritan which states that we will ‘provide excellent Health care by promoting wellness and healing through trusting relationships.’”

Funding for the scholarships was established by the foundation and in response to memorials of family members and loved ones who worked in health care or benefitted from the services of Good Samaritan. Individuals may contact the foundation to learn how they may become part of the scholarship program by donating or applying.

The foundation has been awarding scholarships since 1998. During this time period, over $155,000 has been distributed to aid those pursuing education.

Recipients of this year’s foundation scholarships were: Anaiis Acuna, Gina Baldner, Samantha Ball, Amanda Cummins, Peyton Cummins, Heidi Dodd, Katherine Donovan, Dalene Drake, Molly Earhart, Brittany Fiscus, Karen Fulcher, Brianna Garner, Ashton Gray, Kara Hand, Tayler Hankins, Joslyn Harbin, Sydney Hatton, Diane Hobbs, Jacob Howell, Josie Kroeger, Baleigh Miller, Briona Miller, Maria Ruppel, Jo Lori Singleton, Mackenzie Snider, and Tucker Woodburn.

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