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St. Claire Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications


Applications for the St. Claire Foundation’s 2015 Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette WessSND Scholarship are now available.

The Bausch scholarship is an annual $1,000 award intended to assist a college student from Appalachia who is pursuing a health sciences degree. To qualify, an applicant must be a pre-professional health sciences student enrolled in a community/technical college or university program and a resident of an Appalachian county as defined by the federal government.

The Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship is funded by an endowment that was established in memory of the father of Gregory Bausch, PharmD, SCR Vice President/COO.

To qualify for the $750 Sister Mary Jeannette Wess S.N.D. Scholarship, you must:

·         Be at least a college junior by Fall Semester 2015;

·         Be working on a bachelor’s degree or higher in any degree program at an accredited college or university;

·         Have graduated from a high school in one of the following St. Claire Regional service-area counties: Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan or Wolfe;

·         Be able to demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, service and financial need.

The Sister Mary Jeannette Wess S.N.D. Scholarship is named in honor of SCR’s president/CEO from 1983-1995. Prior to her death in January 1996, she requested that donations be made to establish a scholarship fund to assist students from SCR’s service region.

The application deadline for both scholarships is May 29. For more information or to request a scholarship application, contact Tom Lewis, St. Claire Foundation Executive Director, at (606) 783-6511 or via email at: telewis@st-claire.org

(story provided by St. Claire Regional Medical Center)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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