Guild's Scholarship

A scholarship fund was created by the Guild in 1967 to further the education of Thompson Health associates. To this day, the health system and the Guild continue to contribute funds to qualified associate's tuition bills.

In addition, the Guild established an annual scholarship fund that 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 and the Gerry North Memorial 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 guidance counselor and postmarked no later than April 26, 2017


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

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Thompson Health Guild Awards Scholarships to Four Students

CANANDAIGUA – The Thompson Health Guild awarded scholarships to four high school seniors at its annual dinner, held June 8 at Ferris Hills at West Lake in Canandaigua.  

The four scholarships were awarded to the following students:

  • Danielle Callard from Canandaigua Academy, who will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue medicine, received the Gerry North Memorial Scholarship.
  • Chloe Louthan-Green from Naples Central School, who will be attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges to pursue pediatric medicine, received the Deborah L. Kimble Memorial Scholarship.
  • Charlotte Mineo from Marcus Whitman Central School, who is enrolling at Union College to study medicine, received the Theresa Tremblay Memorial Scholarship.
  • Cassandra Preston from Victor Central School, who will attend Daemen College in a direct-entry BS/MS program for physician assistants, received the Phyllis Ehmann Memorial Scholarship.

Each year, the Thompson Health Guild offers up to four, $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the service area of UR Medicine’s Thompson Health who are pursuing degrees in health care.  

 “To find just four scholarship winners from a pool of extremely qualified applicants in a real mix of multiple talents is daunting. We had athletes, academics, musicians and volunteers. There were valedictorians and students most promising in everything you can imagine,” said Scholarship Chair Kathleen Duserick, adding, “These are extraordinary kids doing extraordinary things.”

For information about the Thompson Health Guild scholarships or the Guild itself, visit


PHOTO CAPTION: Four area students recently received $2,000 scholarships from the Thompson Health Guild.  From left to right are Cassandra Preston, Chloe Louthan-Green, Danielle Callard and Charlotte Mineo.