HOISINGTON —The Clara Barton Foundation awards scholarships annually to local applicants interested in the pursuit of education in a medical field of study through scholarship endowments that have been established over the years. The Foundation awarded seven $500 scholarships this year.
The Verda Lane scholarship was made possible through an endowment established by her family in honor of her years of dedicated nursing service. The scholarship assists students in their academic pursuit to become an RN or LPN. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Kayla Winder of Great Bend. Winder is working on becoming a registered nurse at Barton Community College.
The Jonathan Witt Scholarship supports students planning to pursue a health care professional curriculum. The scholarship is actually the oldest scholarship offered, having been continually awarded since the formation of the hospital auxiliary organization in the 1950s. The auxiliary members voted to rename the scholarship in 2004 and established an endowment with the Foundation in honor of Jonathan Witt, son of Dr. Dan and Sandi Witt. This year the scholarship was awarded to Justin Axman of Claflin and Allie Hipp of Claflin. Axman attends Emporia State University where he is biology major with a pre-med concentration. Hipp attends Bethel College in Newton where she majors in Biology and is working towards becoming an occupational therapist.
The Sadie Stalcup Scholarship was established in more recent years to honor Sadie Stalcup, a long-time nurse at CBH. This year the scholarship was awarded to Amber Seachris of Great Bend and Kelci Burkey of Wichita. Seachris is a full-time CNA at CBH and is studying to become at nurse at BCC. Burkey attends Wichita State University and is studying to become a physician assistant.
The Dr. Robert Moore Scholarship was established at the request of the late Dr. Moore’s family to assist employees of CBH with their continuing education. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Stacy “Rae” Walker of Russell and Tyler Reeves of Great Bend. Walker is a phlebotomist at CBH and continues her studies in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at BCC. Reeves is a CNA at CBH and is working on a nursing degree at BCC.
For more information or to make a contribution, contact Michelle Moshier at 620-653-5012.