HMH Auxiliary awards $15,000 in scholarships to area students

July 14, 2017

Recipients pursuing a degree in the medical field 

Elizabethtown, Ky. – Fifteen area students have earned a 2017 Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students from across the region who are pursuing a degree in the medical field.

The HMH Auxiliary scholarship program has been in place for more than 25 years. This year was especially competitive with 81 students applying – the most applicants ever received.

HMH Director of Volunteer Services Kevin Hilton said Auxiliary volunteers work tirelessly to support HMH and raise money for the scholarship fund to benefit students throughout the 10-County region that HMH serves.

"It is great to see so many young people from throughout our region benefit from these scholarships,” Hilton said. “Many come back to work at HMH and care for patients right here in Central Kentucky.”

Scholarship funds are raised through proceeds from the Auxiliary’s $5 Jewelry Sales, Books are Fun sales, as well as the lights Auxiliary volunteers sell for Let Christmas Shine to honor a loved one or healthcare provider on the HMH Christmas display.

This year’s scholarship recipients are: 

Jacob William Curtsinger from Springfield

Kaylyn Marie Dick from Elizabethtown

Taylor Martin from Glendale

Stefani McCoy from Elizabethtown

Rebekah McKinley from Elizabethtown

Aubree Muse from Rineyville

William Jacob Newton from Bardstown

Megan Rogers from Mount Washington

Heather Penny from Leitchfield

McKenzie Pruitt from Shepherdsville

Jarod Stone from Vine Grove

Lakin Walls from Bardstown

Shelby Watkins from Leitchfield

Chasity Williams from Clarkson

Makayla N. Wiseman from Clarkson