Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship
Applications Owensboro Health’s Volunteer Auxiliary scholarships are being accepted, with the deadline to apply set for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
The 10 scholarships, each for $1,000, are available to any past volunteer or current employee wanting to attend a college or university in pursuit of a career in healthcare.
Those selected to receive the scholarships will be notified by the end of April, with payment to be made in two $500 increments to the recipient’s school of choice in August 2012 and January 2020. Applications can be completed on OwensboroHealth.org (for non-employees) or using the form below.
For more information about the Volunteer Auxiliary scholarship, contact Volunteer Services at 13100 (dial 270-417-3100 externally).
Click here to download the scholarship application form.
Phyllis Bastin is the head of the Volunteer Auxiliary committee that selects the recipients and said they feel it’s a worthwhile cause for the Auxiliary to support.
“We think it's worthy because we realize that there are lots of people out there who want to continue their schooling and cannot really afford it, but they're doing the best they can and we want to help any way we can,” Bastin said. “I think it's wonderful that we are able to do that for people.”
Bastin added that keeping promising students in health care has great potential to help around this region.
“Naturally it's going to help the hospital,” Bastin said. “We're encouraging people to stay local and to help out the community the same way the hospital does.”
“It’s also rewarding when a teen is awarded the scholarship. We recruit them, teach them job skills and help them decide what career they want to pursue,” Luttrell said. We have a lot of teens that go into healthcare and it's a great way to grow or invest in our own community with hopes that those students will return to Owensboro Health after completing their education.
Luttrell said it’s also a program that the Volunteer Auxiliary gets a lot of fulfillment out of because the recipients are often teens or employees they’ve worked with and know personally.
For more information about the Volunteer Auxiliary scholarship, contact Volunteer Services at 13100 or reach us externally at 270-417-3100.