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 six years, and the Terry Tremblay Memorial Scholarship which was given for the first time at the 2012 annual dinner.
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.
The Phyllis Ehmann scholarship recipient was Thomas Mastin who attended Canandaigua Academy. Tom faced challenges in school. A significant turning point in middle school included a decision to change his behavior and set lofty goals. He became involved in sports, auditioned for the jazz choral ensemble and got in. He applied himself academically and made substantial strides. His career goal is lofty. Tom will attend Syracuse University where he will be a pre-med major.