Guild's Scholarship

In 1967 the Guild created a scholarship fund to further the education of Thompson Health associates. To this day, the health system and the Guild continue to contribute funds to qualified associates' tuition bills.

In addition, the Guild established an annual scholarship fund that awards up to five $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, the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship and the Gail O'Brien Scholarship.

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.

General Guidelines for the Thompson Health Guild Scholarships are as follows:

  • Scholarship Applications are mailed to local High School guidance counselors around March 1st.   
  • Eligible districts for the scholarship (based on Thompson Health's service area) are: Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Geneva, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Livonia, Marcus Whitman, Midlakes, Mynderse, Naples, Newark, Palmyra-Macedon, Penn Yan, Red Jacket, Victor and Waterloo.
  • Applications must be submitted by the student and guidance counselor and submitted no later than May 1

 

For more information on the scholarship program contact Carol Urbaitis, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, at carol.urbaitis@flcc.com.


 

2020 Guild Scholarship Winners

The Thompson Health Guild recently awarded scholarships to five 2020 high school graduates. Each scholarship, worth $2,000, goes to a recipient registered in a health-related field who must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study the second semester in a health-related field.
The recipients were as follows:

Katie Lincoln of Naples Central SchoolKatey Lincoln of Naples Central School is the recipient of the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship. She is pursuing a master’s degree in the physician assistant program at Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y.

Paige O’Brien of Geneva High SchoolPaige O’Brien of Geneva High School is the recipient of the Theresa Tremblay Memorial Scholarship. She is already a certified nursing assistant and chose the University of Albany, where she is on a pre-med track.

Kimberly Serio of Livonia High School Kimberly Serio of Livonia High School is the recipient of the Phyllis Ehman Memorial Scholarship. She is attending Utica College, where she enrolled in an accelerated, six-year undergraduate-to-doctoral degree program in physical therapy.

Jacob “JD” Slocum of Honeoye High School Jacob “JD” Slocum of Honeoye High School is the recipient of the Gail D. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship and is pursuing a bachelor’s in nursing at SUNY Buffalo this fall, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a doctorate in nursing and becoming a certified nurse anesthetist.

Emma Smithers of Waterloo High School Emma Smithers of Waterloo High School is the recipient of the Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship. She is pursuing both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Alfred State College in Alfred, N.Y.

The Thompson Health Guild is the auxiliary of UR Medicine Thompson Health, fundraising for the nonprofit organization in order to support capital campaigns, purchase medical equipment and offer programs for hospital patients, nursing home residents, staff members and community members. The scholarships are among the guild’s annual traditions. This year, the Guild added the Gail D. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship, honoring a guild board member who passed away in 2019.

 

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Thompson Health Guild Awarded Scholarships to Four 2019 Graduates

 

These four area students received scholarships from the Thompson Health Guild, the auxiliary of UR Medicine Thompson Health last year
The scholarships were presented by the Guild at its annual dinner, held June 5 at Ferris Hills at West Lake in Canandaigua.

Each scholarship, worth $2,000, went to a recipient registered in a health-related field who must successfully complete their first college semester with the intent to study the second semester in a health-related field.

The recipients were as follows:

  • Kiersten Jones of Waterloo High School received the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship Award and plans to obtain an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts - with a psychology concentration - at Finger Lakes Community College.
  • Lindsey Kugler of Naples High School received the Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship Award and plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Niagara University.
  • Danielle Snyder of Canandaigua Academy received the Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship Award and plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science/Doctorate in Physical Therapy - through a six-year program - at Nazareth College.
  • Louis Smith of Mynderse Academy received the Terry Tremblay Scholarship Award and plans to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Syracuse University.

    Also during the annual dinner, the Thompson Health Guild presented the health system with $70,000 to go toward the new, 12-bed ICU and Pulmonary Medicine Clinic, scheduled to open at Thompson next year.

 

 Thompson Guild Scholarship Recipients

PHOTO CAPTION: From left are Thompson Health Guild scholarship recipients Lindsey Kugler of Naples High School, Louis Smith of Mynderse Academy, Kiersten Jones of Waterloo High School and Danielle Snyder of Canandaigua Academy.

 

 

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