The Madelia Community Hospital (MCH) Foundation awarded three scholarships to area students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare. Beginning this year, all MCH Foundation scholarships are renewable, providing multi-year support to area students.
The Yoshiko Masters Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 was awarded to Marne Skarphol, a student at the University of Sioux Falls. Skarphol is studying to become a Radiology Tech. This scholarship is awarded each year to a Madelia-area student who is interested in pursuing education or training in radiology or laboratory science. Funding is provided by a donation to the Madelia Community Hospital Foundation from Pam and Michael Masters, in memory of Yoshiko Masters, a former MCHC laboratory employee.
The MCH Foundation Healthcare Scholarship for Madelia was awarded to Faith Bergeman of Madelia High School. Bergeman will be attending the College of St. Benedict studying to become a Registered Nurse (RN). This $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a Madelia student who is pursuing a career in health care.
The MCH Foundation Healthcare Scholarship for Lake Crystal was awarded to Olivia Flack of Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School. Flack will be attending the College of St. Benedict studying Dentistry. This $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a Lake Crystal student who is pursuing a career in health care.
We are very excited to award these scholarships to such well deserving students from our community. We hope these scholarships will inspire and encourage students to dedicate their lives to helping others.
Healthcare scholarships are made possible through generous donations from the community and faithful MCHC supporters. The scholarships are offered annually to demonstrate our commitment to local healthcare and our youth.