A scholarship fund was created by the Guild in 1967 to further the education of Thompson Health Associates. The health system and the Guild contribute funds to qualified Associate's tuition bills.
In addition, the Guild established an annual scholarship fund that awards two $2,000 scholarships to deserving seniors in the service area of Thompson Health: the Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship, which has been awarded for the past eight years, and the Terry Tremblay Memorial Scholarship which was given for the first time at the 2012 annual dinner.
New in 2015, a third scholarship will be awarded providing a great opportunity for a total of three deserving students!
Both scholarships are given by the Guild to encourage young people to enter one of the many health care fields. Scholarship recipients must be registered in a human health-related field and must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study the second semester in a human health-related field.
Scholarship applications are mailed to local High School guidance counselors April 1st. Applications must be submitted by the guidance counselor before May 1st.
For more information on the scholarship program contact Kathleen Duserick, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at (585) 374-2184.
After receiving more than 50 applications, the Thompson Health Guild recently presented two local high school seniors withscholarships of $2,000 each.Zackery White of Midlakes High School was awarded the Phyllis Ehman Memorial Scholarship. White, who will be attending RensselaerPolytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., to study bio-medical engineering, hopes to enter the field of pediatric emergency medicine.Hannah Schaefer of Canandaigua Academy was awarded the Theresa Trembly Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending Ithaca College, enrolling in a five-year bachelor’s/master’s program to become an occupational therapist.“Both of our recipients this year not only excel academically and serve as leaders within their schools, but have already shown through their contributions to their families and communities what extraordinarily kind and selfless individuals they are,” said Scholarship Committee Chairperson Kathleen Duserick, who announced the scholarship winners at the Guild’s annual spring dinner, held May21 at Ferris Hills at West Lake in Canandaigua.
Congratulations Zackery and Hannah!