Health Career Scholarships Awarded to Local Residents


MACOMB, IL-- Each year, the McDonough District Hospital Health Careers Committee awards scholarships to individuals pursuing a career or continuing their education in a health-related field. The scholarship program, established in 1960 by the Auxiliary to MDH, has helped numerous students further their education. This year, a total of $13,450 was awarded in scholarships and $35,000 was distributed in loans, benefiting 21 recipients.

2014-15 Scholarship Recipients
Recipient Scholarship Name Amount
Michaell Zimmerman Carolyn J. Baumann $500
Wendy Cameron
Ruby Teel
Caitlin Carson
Joyce & Larry Gabbert
Megan Wallen
Dr. Patrick M. & Donna Twomey
Shawna Sprinkle
Haldon & Hazel Curless
Sandy Theis
Gayle & Ron Peterson
Crystal Dobbs Helen Meek $750
Heather John-Barnes Verna Maxine Simeral $1,000
Crystal Dobbs Ruth Dexter $1,500
LaDawna Royer Ruth Dexter $1,500
Paula Duncan Ruth Dexter $1,500

In addition to the above mentioned scholarships, the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, totaling $4,000 benefited the following recipients: Jodi Abernathy, Katie Barr, Damon Page, Jesika Peterman, Meagan Wohlfeil, Kaylie Duesenberg, Emily Riggins and Becky Watson. This scholarship fund is made possible through interest from donations to the Auxiliary to MDH in memory or in honor of individuals.

For more information about health career loans and scholarships, please contact the MDH Auxiliary/Volunteer Services office at (309) 836-1579.

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