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CGH Health Foundation awards 10 scholarships in nursing

STERLING — CGH Health Foundation awarded 10 scholarships in the areas of nursing and health care on Friday, it said in a news release.

In total, $20,500 was awarded. The money comes from donors, said Martha Kophamer of Morrison, who is chairwoman of the foundation board.

“The Foundation has had a long-standing scholarship program during our 34-year history,” said Kophamer. “We are committed to supporting individuals who are pursuing a career in the healthcare profession and want to thank our many contributors who make this possible.”

The scholarships and their recipients are:

$3,000 Althea Larson Nursing Scholarship to Victoria Kronenberg of Sterling and Dawn Mace of Sterling who are pursuing an associate degree in nursing from Sauk Valley Community College; and to Ashleigh Chapman of Sterling who is studying for an associate degree in nursing from Highland Community College.

$1,000 Edgar and Florence Hall Nursing Scholarship to Amy Marcinkiewicz of Tampico who is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

$1,500 Ron Smeltzer Nursing Scholarship to Madeline Gasso of Sterling, who is seeking a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Roosevelt University.

$1,000 Bill and Marrietta Lilly Healthcare Scholarship to Ashlee Griffin of Forreston, who is seeking a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Northern Illinois University.

$3,000 Sterling Rock Falls Community Trust Healthcare Scholarship to Serena Lahey of Rock Falls, who is pursuing a master’s degree in health care and nursing administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; and Nicole Stepp of Shannon, who is seeking an associate degree in nursing at Rasmussen University.

$1,000 Ed Andersen Healthcare Scholarship to Ashleigh Chapman of Sterling, who is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Highland Community College and Anna Austin of Rock Falls, who is seeking a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Western Governors University.

To be eligible for a CGH Health Foundation scholarship, students must have already been accepted into their professional field of study. Online programs are funded as are traditional courses at a campus. The next scholarship application will be available Feb. 1, 2022, at www.cghmc.com.