Maria Joseph Center awards scholarships

The Maria Joseph Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has awarded two sets of scholarships this year under the new Sister Alice Schoettelkotte Scholarship program.

The first recipients received awards in January. Lucy Gales is director of health information management at MJC and is working toward a degree to become a licensed nursing home administrator. Brandy Martin is a nurse at MJC and is continuing coursework in her field.

The scholarship committee includes Sarah Maddix, assistant administrator at MJC; Tracye Martin, assistant director of nursing; and Sister Alice, who has served as an employee and volunteer at Maria Joseph for nearly 40 years. Last year, the scholarship program was created in Sister Alice’s name to provide grants to local high school students and current employees of the health care facility.

Scholarship applicants must have good work attendance and a good disciplinary history, must show college acceptance and enrollment in a college course; must provide college tuition and fee information; and must submit the application with two letters of recommendation.

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