Lourdes Awards Undergraduate Healthcare Scholarships

Posted on May 23, 2018

Lourdes Foundation and Lourdes Auxiliary have awarded 8 scholarships to local students pursuing undergraduate degrees in a healthcare related field.

Recipients were selected using a number of criteria including the applicant’s academic achievement, financial need and volunteerism. The Scholarship Program was created to encourage exceptional students to pursue a career in the health care industry, as well as ease their personal financial burden.

Seven recipients were awarded $1,500 and one recipient will receive the $500 Sandbank-Stanke Memorial Nursing Scholarship, which is funded by the Tensmeyer Family of Wenatchee, WA.

“Each year we have the opportunity to learn about local students who are pursuing their dreams and working toward building a healthier community. At Lourdes, we share their mission and are pleased to award these scholarships.” – Wendee Bodnar, Lourdes Foundation Specialist

Recipients were formally recognized at the Scholarship Luncheon last week. At the Luncheon, students were acknowledged and given the opportunity to speak about their future educational goals and how they will utilize the scholarship to better their future. Congratulations to the following students and good luck!

Ellie Johnson
Graduate of Prosser High School
Attending Eastern Washington University
Area of Study: Athletic Training

Caitlin Gallivan
Graduate of Richland High School
Attending University of Utah
Area of Study: Medical Research

Leslie Puente
Graduate of Pasco High School
Attending University of Washington
Area of Study: Physical Therapy

Andrea Guzman
Graduate of Pasco High School
Attending University of Washington
Area of Study: Pediatrics

Nikita Fisenko
Graduate of Richland High School
Attending Washington State University – Tri-Cities
Area of Study: Nursing

Mackenzie Beaver
Graduate of Hanford High School
Attending Brigham Young University
Area of Study: Physician’s Assistant

Elias Duran
Graduate of Richland High School
Attending Washington State University
Area of Study: Nursing

Dayne Iverson
Graduate of Chiawana High School
Attending Randolph-Macon College
Area of Study: Cardiothoracic Surgeon