Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) has awarded scholarships totaling $14,500 to area high school graduates who are pursuing higher education in health care.
The scholarships, which are funded entirely by philanthropy, are granted in the names of five valued community members: Mr. John Carringer, Ms. Dorothy Cloer, Dr. Jeffrey B. Larson, Dr. Helen Wells and Ms. Trish Brady. The scholarships are awarded to students who plan to pursue careers in health care in hopes that they will accept clinical positions in the community after their schooling is complete.
“Erlanger would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s scholarships,” said Mark Kimball, EWCH CEO. “By investing in the next generation of health care professionals in our area, we are investing in the future of western North Carolina as well.”
The following graduates are this year’s recipients: Makayla Cheyenne Anderson, Hayesville High School; Hannah Kintrell Bailey, Hiawassee Dam High School; Karree Beth Cole, Robbinsville High School; Miranda Hall, Tri-County Early College; Kathryn Keily Garvin Jenkins, Murphy High School; Bailey Elizabeth King, Hayesville High School; Ellie Reagan Martin, Murphy High School; and Emily Ann Roper, Andrews High School.
An additional $22,750 in scholarship renewals was also awarded, totaling $37,250 in overall scholarships from EWCH for 2019.
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