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9 local students receive scholarships from the Morris Hospital Foundation

All nine are pursuing studies in a health care-related field.

Nine area students who planning to go into a field related to health care recently received scholarships from the Morris Hospital Foundation

The Morris Hospital Foundation awards the health care scholarships each year. Applications for the 2022 scholarships will be available in February 2022.

Several of the students are in nursing programs at the University of St. Francis or Joliet Junior College.

$1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Scholarship

Retired Morris Hospital surgeon Dr. Ed Relucio and his wife, Marizon established this scholarship.

Recipients were Mackenzie Christensen, Jenna Emmons and Griffin Johnson, all of Coal City.

Christensen and Emmons are both completing Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at the University of St. Francis University in Joliet.

Johnson will pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh this fall.

$1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was named in honor of Morris Hospital’s former vice-president of patient care services, Carol Harrington. She retired in 2008 after 43 years of service.

Recipients are Taylor Breyman, Bryce Claypool and Madelyn Knapp, all of Morris.

Breyman will pursue a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Claypool will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Knapp is completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Bradley University.

$1,000 scholarships to Morris Hospital employees and their dependents

The Morris Hospital Foundation also awards three $1,000 scholarships annually employees and dependents of Morris Hospital employees who are pursuing an education in health care.

Recipients are Blake Breyman of Morris, Isabelle Horkey of Morris and Eryn Wheeler of Shorewood,

Breyman is a physical therapy aide in the Morris Hospital Rehabilitation Services department, who is completing a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Millikin University.

Isabelle Horkey is the daughter of Morris Hospital laboratory specimen processor Tina Horkey. Isabelle will pursue a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitative engineering at University of Illinois.

Wheeler is a certified medical assistant at the Channahon Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, who pursuing her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Joliet Junior College.