The Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County has awarded 43 Alma Newlin Educational Fund scholarships to students residing in the Avon Grove, Octorara, Oxford, Kennett, and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts. The scholarships, totaling $102,000 this year, are designed to assist students in preparing for careers in the health care field. Award values are currently $1,000 to $4,000.
The Avon Grove winners were as follows: Lindsay Arnold, nursing; Rachel Butler, nursing; Kelsey Colarusso, occupational therapy; Kelly Covington, physical therapy; Gabriele Gonnella, physical therapy; Juan Hernandez, premed; Lauren Hogstrom, dentistry; Itzayana Lopez, nursing; Connor McPartland, bioengineering; Olivia Paoletti, premed; Regan Pavlock, premed; Andrew Spencer, nursing; and Kari Wood, nursing.
The Kennett recipients were Anna Colamarino, nursing; Claire Dawyot, biomedical engineering; Eliane Esparza-Villarruel, premed; Eliza Fantazzi, nursing; Katherine Gallivan, physician assistant; Lesley Guzman, radiation therapy; Katie Otto, dentistry; Keiri Ramierez, nursing; and Madison Thureen, premed.
The Octorara recipients were Annalyce Daprix, nursing, and Joseph Meyer, premed.
In Oxford, scholarships were awarded to Jillian Blessington, physician assistant; Jordan Brown, premed; Julie Hubley, nursing; John Martinelli, premed; Reilly Nowland, speech pathology; Sarah Price, nursing; Emily Quesenberry, nursing; Noan Sperratore, biopharmaceutical engineering; Matthew Sumner, physical therapy; Grace Tipton, radiology; Madeline Williams, nursing; and Tiffany Wooten, dental hygiene.
The Unionville-Chadds Ford winners were as follows: Brooke Cicchino, nursing; Melissa Freifelder, nursing; Lyndsay Hastings, biomedical engineering; Abigail Hohn, occupational therapy; Gabrielle Mahoney, nursing; Madeline Malone, physical therapy; and McKayla Mawn, medicine.
All recipients must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be human health care education-bound students either in undergraduate studies or pursuing advanced degrees. Each applicant is eligible for one undergraduate and/or one postgraduate award at this time.
The Alma Newlin Educational Fund was established in 1990 through a bequest from Alma Newlin, who lived in Kennett Square. The Fund is administered by the Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County. Applications for next year's scholarships are available by visiting http://www.HWFSCC.org and clicking on Funding. Applicants should use only current applications for their submissions; applications are available after Oct. 1 of each year.