May 2 2017

The Medical, Educational and Development (MED) Foundation of Mercer Health recently awarded scholarships, a total of $15,000, to local high school students furthering their education in the medical field after graduation. Scholarships were awarded to at least one student from each of the six high schools in Mercer County. 

Students were selected as recipients based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, volunteerism and plans for higher education.

“The Scholarship Program was started in 1992 to help support students interested in pursuing careers that could ultimately help improve the health of the citizens of Mercer County,” Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation Coordinator, said. “It’s an honor to award these scholarships to local students and help support their future medical careers. We hope that one day they will serve our community as leaders in healthcare.”

The MED Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the annual Esmonde/Homan Golf Outing and Golf Ball Drop. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14 at the Mercer County Elks.

Due to the success of the golf outing in recent years, the MED Foundation has been able to provide additional scholarships to even more local students. Since 1992, 227 scholarships have been awarded totaling $241,700.

2017 Recipients include: Celina – Ashtyn Phlipot; Coldwater – Mariah Bruns, Kylie Post, Danielle Welsch, Mara Tobe; Fort Recovery – Jill Roessner, Kaitlyn Pearson, Travis Sutter; Marion Local – Alaina Sanders, Chloe Bertke, Chloe Nagel, Mikayla Spoltman; Parkway – Claire Fisher, Clista Hellwarth; Saint Henry – Alana Knapke, Makenzie Brookhart, Mariana Niekamp, Taylor Moeller, Zach Koesters.

For more information about the MED Foundation of Mercer Health, contact Deb Hemmelgarn at 419-678-5679.