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


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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