CVMC Auxiliary awards local students $25,000 in scholarships
The Central Vermont Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Chair Peg Ayer announced that the Auxiliary awarded ten $2,500 scholarships to local students planning to study for careers in health care.
“Students and adult learners throughout CVMC’s service areas were invited to apply,” stated Heidi Pelletier, CVMC Auxiliary president. “We believe it is important to assist area students in their quest to become the next generation of health care providers.”
Students each received a $2,500 scholarship. Matriculating at Norwich University are two graduates of Northfield High School, Mallory Wright and adult learner Sarah M. Davis, both planning to study nursing. Adult learner Emily Keller has been accepted at the University of Vermont College of Medicine planning to earn her MD.
Several Scholarship recipients will be at Vermont Technical College. Williamstown resident adult learner Katherine Goldsmith Siner, a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy who also earned a B. S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, is enrolling in the Practical Nursing program. Harwood Union High School graduate Carey Rounds is also an adult learner planning to earn her Associate’s Degree and become a registered nurse. She is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at VTC. Adult learner Robert C. Brown of Barre is currently a paramedic in Barre Town and a volunteer firefighter who will be studying in the Practical Nursing program at VTC and planning to earn his RN.
Spaulding High School graduate Mandy P. Keene has been awarded a scholarship for her studies in Physical Therapy at Ithaca College. Another Spaulding graduate Zoe Bailey will be studying in the Radiography program at Champlain College. Marshfield resident Kelly Gochey graduated from Cabot High School and will be going to Castleton College in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Amanda Swift lives in East Montpelier and graduated from U-32 High School. She will be studying for her Doctor of Pharmacy at The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The Auxiliary raises money by operating the Bene-Fit Shop in Barre and the hospital Gift Shop. Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all persons who are interested in the purposes and activities of the organization. Membership dues are $10 per calendar year.