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2021 Healthcare Scholarship Recipients

Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 22 local students in July. Each student received $2,000 to apply to a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

Established in 1980, the Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program is funded by Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $744,000 in education scholarships to encourage participation in professional healthcare careers. Scholarship recipients in 2021 include:

  • Nolan Knupp, IL – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Karolina Pogorzelski, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Madison Strickland, MO – Hutteger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Sydney Kern, MO – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Madelyn Johnson, MO – Clara D Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Hanna Courtois, MO – Raymond A and Lillian K Ritter Scholarship – 2 given
  • Madeleine Baker, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Chloe Pipkin, MO – Raymond A and Lillian K Ritter Scholarship – 2 given
  • Keandra Speakman, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaylee Scherer, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Elise Bruenderman, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Andrew Behrmann, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Stacy Meyer, MO – Evelyn and S David Nunley Scholarship
  • Kaya Thatch, MO – Earl Jr and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Sydney Griffin, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Jack Warren, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Katelyn Fehr, MO – Edythe M Davis Scholarship
  • Wil Walker, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Kailey Bell, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Josh Greaser, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • James (Jamie) Barnes, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Tatum McCollough, MO – Mark F Scully Nursing Scholarship