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St. Claire Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

St. Claire Regional Medical Center

Applications for the St. Claire Regional (SCR) Foundation’s 2016 Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and Sister Mary Jeannette Wess, S.N.D. Scholarship are now available.

The Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship is a $1,000 award issued annually to a college student from Appalachia pursuing a health sciences degree. It 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 Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship, 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 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, Wess requested that donations be made to establish a scholarship fund to assist students from SCR’s service region.

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

Be at least a college junior by fall semester 2016;

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 SCR service-area counties: Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan or Wolfe and;

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

The application deadline for both scholarships is May 27.

Applications may be accessed online at: http://www.st-claire.org/scholarships

For more information or to request an application, contact Tom Lewis, SCR Foundation executive director, at 606.783.6511, or via email at telewis@st-claire.org.

(story provided by St. Claire Regional)

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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