Published on August 27, 2020

$20,500 in Health Care Scholarships Awarded to Area Students

Under the stewardship of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, this year, 23 area students will received scholarship awards from the Tolfree Scholarship, the Dr. George Schaiberger, Sr., Dr. Howard VanOosten and Dr. Lloyd Wiegerink Medical Scholarship, and the Paul A. Poling Memorial Scholarship.

Awardees receiving the Dr. George Schaiberger, Sr., Dr. Howard VanOosten and Dr. Lloyd Wiegerink Medical Staff Memorial Scholarship are: Allie Morand, Camden Groff, Nicholas Morse, Anna Erickson, Emily Terry, Brooke Chenette, Tyler Walters, Austin Raymond, Jordan Williams, Andrew Waack, Rylie Alward, Nicholas Thomas and Madison Nachtrieb. Those receiving the Tolfree Scholarship are: Allie Morand, Nicholas Morse, Anna Erickson, Emily Terry and Andrew Waack. Lastly, awardees receiving the Paul A.Poling Memorial Scholarship are Emily Terry, Anna Erickson, Nicholas Morse, Allie Morand and Andrew Waack.

“The intent of our generous donors in creating these scholarships is to provide our rural counties, particularly those served by MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch, with future generations of excellent health care professionals,” said Nicole Potter, director, MidMichigan Health Foundation. “We congratulate all of this year’s recipients, as well as the parents and teachers who help them arrive at this major milestone in these students’ lives. We wish each one of them the best of success and hope to see them back again in a few years serving the people of their own hometown.”

Examples of the health professions being pursued by these individuals include physical therapy, pre-medicine, nursing, health administration, sports medicine, neuroscience and human biology.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2020, through March 1, 2021. Those interested in reviewing the eligibility guidelines, including a scholarship application, may visit or call (989) 343-3694.