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SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards

Students awarded SoutheastHEALTH Scholarships.

The SoutheastHEALTH Foundation has announced recipients of healthcare scholarships made possible by the Foundation as well as individual and family donors. 

The scholarships are granted to students pursuing ongoing education in the healthcare field. 

A total of twenty-five students received $30,000 in scholarship awards, including three students from Southeast Missouri State University: Jaden Barnes received the Margaret Foster Roberts Scholarship; Brittany Byrd was awarded the Charlotte Black Sargent Scholarship; and Kelsie Jansen received the Nancy Ann Bray Scholarship.

Since 1962 the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation has awarded over $1.1 Million to local scholars, supporting the education of over 1,260 current and future healthcare workers.

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Executive Director Darah Jirkovsky expressed her gratitude towards the scholarship donors, explaining the necessity to support students committed to the field. 

“Our scholarship recipients are working to enter a field dedicated to helping others, which is more important now than ever before,” said Jirkovsky. “These programs make a difference to patients and the communities we serve, as scholars meet their academic goals and enter the healthcare workforce.”

Shauna Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Southeast Hospital explained the intention behind the scholarship awards is to provide students with assistance that allows them security and comfort when attaining their degree.

 “Oftentimes financial aid doesn't cover everything, so hopefully it's that added, extra-boost to keep them well and whole, and give them the ability to continue with securing that degree, to improve their quality of life, and that added education to secure a job that provides more sustainability for families,” said Hoffman.

The SoutheastHEALTH Foundation is an independent nonprofit entity made up of individuals and volunteers from all segments of the region. The Board oversees fund-raising projects and manages fund allocation in an effort to enhance service to the community.


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