Guild Scholarship - Thompson Health Guild

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 20


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

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Thompson Health Guild Awards Scholarships to Four Students

With their graduations from high school coming up, four area students recently received scholarships from the Thompson Health Guild, the auxiliary of UR Medicine Thompson Health.

The scholarships were presented by the Guild at its annual dinner, held June 6 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:

  • Ellen O’Neil of Livonia High School received the Deborah L. Kimble Scholarship Award and will be pursuing nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College.
  • Ashley Reed of Penn Yan Academy received the Phyllis Ehmann Scholarship Award and will be pursuing certification as a licensed practical nurse through Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
  • Nikolle Van Stralen of Bloomfield High School received the Gerry North Scholarship Award and will be majoring in occupational therapy at Nazareth College.
  • Olivia Wethington of Canandaigua Academy received the Terry Tremblay Scholarship Award and will be majoring in radiology technology at Monroe Community College.

    Also during the annual dinner, the Thompson Health Guild presented the health system with $60,000 as it continues to fulfill its pledges of support for both the Dr. Laurie Sands and Constellation Brands Breast Imaging Center and the new Lactation Suite on the second floor of the hospital.

 2018 Guild Scholarship winners

PHOTO CAPTION: From left are Thompson Health Guild scholarship recipients Ellen O'Neil of Livonia High School, Ashley Reed of Penn Yan Academy and Olivia Wethington of Canandaigua Academy. Not pictured is Nikolle Van Stralen of Bloomfield High School, who was unable to attend the guild’s annual dinner.