For the tenth year, regional college-bound students who received a cancer diagnosis prior to the age of 21 may be eligible for one of two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded by Owensboro Health Foundation at Owensboro Health.
As part of the capital campaign for the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, the Touched by Cancer College Scholarship Fund was established by memorial contributions from friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Leslie M. Riherd, Jr., who practiced as an orthopedist at Owensboro Health for many years.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic calendar year. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger, accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning for study in the coming year and have received a cancer diagnosis before the age of 21. Residents of Breckinridge, Daviess, Butler, Grayson, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Webster, Ohio, and Union counties in Kentucky are eligible as well as those from Perry and Spencer counties in Indiana. The deadline is March 20, 2015.
For an application and more details about applying, download the form at www.owensborohealth.org/touchedbycancer, or call the Owensboro Health Foundation at 270-688-2260.
Contact: Rachael Frey, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7194, (C) 270-993-0743, [email protected]
Owensboro Health Foundation is a subsidiary of Owensboro Health. The foundation was established to support health-related projects for the health system that benefit the region by providing opportunities for individuals, corporations, and other foundations to support Owensboro Health’s mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Owensboro Health is a non-profit health care system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves. Owensboro Health has been recognized by Healthgrades as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and America’s 100 Best Hospitals (2013). The system includes an acute care hospital; a Medical Group; numerous clinics and diagnostic centers; wound healing centers; a cancer center; home care services; and the Healthpark, a medical-based fitness center. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is licensed to operate 477 beds, with an average of 1,800 births, 64,000 emergency room visits, 18,000 admissions and 500,000 outpatient visits each year. System-wide, the organization has over 3,400 employees, 250 volunteers and 219 medical staff. For more information, visit OwensboroHealth.org.