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Hospital auxiliary accepting scholarship applications

February 23rd, 2017

KPC News - The Star

The DeKalb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is offering several $1,000 scholarships for DeKalb County students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degrees in a health-care-related fields.

Students may apply after they have completed the freshman year of college. The scholarships are one-time awards, but recipients may reapply each year.

Auxiliary member Marcia Casey said the group uses numerous fundraising activities throughout the year to fund the scholarships.

“Auxiliary members feel that supporting students who have a commitment to a health care career is worth the many hours volunteers work each year,” Casey said.

Last spring, three local students received DeKalb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships:

  • Sadie Ruegsegger is a sophomore majoring in nursing at Cedarville University, where her goal is to receive her master’s degree in midwifery;
  • Sarah Strong is a sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she is majoring in nursing; and
  • Leah Ward is also attending Indiana Wesleyan University, where she is a junior. She would like to become certified in oncology nursing.

For more information on the scholarships, people may call Diane Wilson at the Community Foundation of DeKalb County, 260-925-0311 or visit the foundation’s website,, click on “Scholarships” and then “Scholarships for Current and Non-Traditional College Students.”