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King's Daughters Health Foundation announces 2015 scholarship winners

King's Daughters Health Foundation announces 2015 scholarship winners

King’s Daughters Health Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2015 scholarship awards. Each year, the Health Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in the region.

This year’s scholarships and winners are:

King’s Daughters Health Foundation, Health Career Scholarship ($2,500)

Winner: Eric Scott Collinsworth from Greenup County High School

Parents: Jeff E. Collinsworth, Jr. (deceased), Deborah Whitt (grandmother/guardian)

Attending: Ashland Community and Technical College

Boyd County Medical Society Scholarship ($1,500 per four winners)

Winner: Hannah N. Bailey from Boyd County High School

Parents: Debbie and the late James (J.R.) Bailey

Attending: Morehead State University

Winner: Kara Lee Coldiron from Russell High School

Parents: Steve and Leanne Coldiron

Attending: University of Kentucky

Winner: James Smith from Fairview High School

Parents: Roger Smith and Destiny Boyd

Attending: Capital University, Columbus, Ohio

Winner: Margaret Wonn from Paul G. Blazer High School

Parents: Tobin and Kristen Wonn

Attending: Northern Kentucky University

Edna and Mildred Monk Memorial Nursing Scholarship ($1,000 per four winners):

Winner: Niklas “Brock” Allen from Boyd County High School

Parents: Gene and Diana Allen

Attending: Alice Lloyd College

Winner: Taylor Monk from Ironton High School

Parents: Mike and April Burcham

Attending: Rio Grande University

Winner: Alivia Parker from Greenup County High School

Parents: Rayetta and Mike Parker

Attending: Shawnee State University

Winner: Margaret Wonn from Ashland High School Paul G. Blazer High School

Parents: Tobin and Kristen Wonn

Attending: Northern Kentucky University

It should be noted that one additional student was able to receive this scholarship in 2015 thanks to the generous contribution of the scholarship’s founder, Ed Monk.

“When Mr. Monk established this scholarship many years ago, one student (the child of a KDMC team member), was selected annually for the award to help them pursue a nursing career,” said Leslee McLeod, Health Foundation executive director. “Mr. Monk’s continued contributions and commitment to this scholarship enabled us to award three students last year and four this year. We cannot be more thankful,” said McLeod.

McLeod said many accomplished students submitted applications this year for the awards. “It’s always very tough for our judges to determine the scholarship recipients,” she said. “Our region has been blessed with intelligent, talented and community-minded youth which always makes the field of applications very competitive. We are pleased to award these scholarships and wish these students great success in this new chapter of their lives.”

King’s Daughters Health Foundation exists to build financial support for King’s Daughters Medical Center as it strives to meet the growing needs of our community. Through the work of the Foundation’s executive committee, contributions and gifts are secured to support patient care, medical equipment upgrades, outreach services, education and wellness programs as well as special needs for families.

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