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Guild's Scholarship

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 now awards up to four $2,000 scholarships to deserving seniors in the service area of Thompson Health: the Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship, the Terry Tremblay Memorial Scholarship, the Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship given for the first time last year, and the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship, new for 2016.

Scholarships are given by the Guild to encourage young people to enter one of the many health care fields of study.  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 Thompson Health Guild will award up to four scholarships each year, depending on applications received for viable student candidates.

Scholarship Applications are mailed to local High School guidance counselors on March 1st.  Applications must be submitted by the guidance counselor and postmarked no later than April 15. 

For more information on the scholarship program contact Kathleen Duserick, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at (585) 374-2184.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Four Students Receive $2,000 Scholarships from Guild

CANANDAIGUA – Four local high school seniors who are about to pursue degrees in healthcare-related fields each received $2,000 scholarships from the Thompson Health Guild recently.

The scholarships were presented at the Guild’s annual dinner, held at Ferris Hills at West Lake on June 1. Dr. Mary Brady and RN Sue Underhill of Light Hill – the new comfort care home in Canandaigua – were the featured speakers.

This year’s recipients were as follows:

  • Phyllis Ehmann Scholarship: Katrina Stevens of Honeoye Central School will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, and has been accepted into the “3 Plus 3” physician program with SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
  • Terry Tremblay Scholarship: Daniel Barnett of Canandaigua Academy will attend the University of Rochester, to study brain and cognitive science with plans to pursue a medical degree and focus on pediatric surgery.
  • Deborah L. Kimble Scholarship: Sarah Werth of Canandaigua Academy will attend St. John Fisher College in Rochester, where she is enrolled in the nursing program with plans to obtain a bachelor’s in nursing and become a nurse practitioner.
  • The Gerry North Scholarship: Emma May of Palmyra-Macedon High School will attend SUNY Binghamton and take part in its biomedical engineering program.

    A not-for-profit fundraising organization, the Thompson Health Guild was established in 1905 by the F.F. Thompson Hospital Board of Directors, for the purpose of raising funds to purchase needed medical equipment and furnishings for the hospital. Today, the Guild has more than 150 members and is governed by a volunteer board of directors as it supports the entire Thompson Health system. For information about joining, visit
    www.ThompsonHealth.com/Guild.

2016 Thompson Health Guild scholarship recipients (in order, left to right):

Katrina Stevens, Emma May, Daniel Barnett, Sarah Werth