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.
Thompson Health Guild Awards Scholarships to Three CANANDAIGUA – Three 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 10, with Ferris Hills/Clark Meadows Executive Director Lloyd Theiss as the keynote speaker.The Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship and the Terry Tremblay Memorial Scholarship have been awarded annually for several years. New this year was a third, $2,000 gift – the Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship. This new scholarship will be given annually to a student pursuing a degree in nursing or pediatric care. “The Guild extends a heartfelt thank you to the family of Russ Kimble for the generous donation to fund this third scholarship in memory of his wife, Debbie,” said Krista Jackson, vice president of the Guild.This year’s recipients were as follows:· Phyllis Ehmann Scholarship: Stephen D. Carro of Canandaigua Academy will pursue a degree in chemistry at University of Buffalo and plans to pursue a career in medical research.· Terry Tremblay Scholarship: Emily Young of Canandaigua Academy will pursue a “3+3” program with SUNY Geneseo and Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, for a doctorate in physical therapy.· Deborah L. Kimble Scholarship: Mary Kathryn C. Riesenberger of Naples Central School will attend Elmira College to pursue a BSN degree in nursing.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 200 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.
2015 Thompson Health Guild scholarship recipients (in order, left to right):
Stephen Carro, Mary Kathryn Riesenberger, Emily Young