The 2015 Beinecke Fund Scholarships
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s annual Beinecke Scholarships were awarded Tuesday to help island residents advance their education and training in the medical fields.
Open to graduates of Nantucket High School and employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, this special fund was created by the late Nantucket businessman and civic leader Walter Beinecke, Jr. in the 1950s.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital president and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann announced the 45 recipients of this year’s Beinecke Scholarships and awarded $35,300 during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the Founders Building at NCH.
The 2015 Beinecke Scholarship recipients include:
|· Annette Adams||· Kelsea Ames||· Tanisha Baptiste|
|· Dacia Beans||· DuVaughn Beckford||· Gretchen Buchmann|
|· Carla Chavez||· Sophia Civitarese||· Ashley Clinger|
|· Kaitlyn Clinger||· Megan Cranston||· Alexa Crosby|
|· Sunny Daily||· Bryan DePass||· Tanya Dimitrova- Byer|
|· Kezia Duarte||· Madison Duce||· Taja-Lee Falconer|
|· Rachel Foulkes||· Amber Garrison||· Cara Garufi|
|· Gradyn Higgins||· Vanamrung Isaragumpot||· Ashmita KC|
|· Caroline Knutti||· Phoebe McKee||· Drew Moore|
|· Marissa Moran||· Jenah Newman||· Corliss Pace|
|· Leah Pearl||· Renee Printz||· David Richards|
|· Colton Robinson||· Alex Rosenberg||· Stephanie Slavov|
|· Eleanor Smith||· Cora Stover||· Emily Sylvia|
|· Charlotte Tallman||· Siriratt Thairatana||· Morgan Tornovish|
|· Adele Yelverton||· Jane Ziesing||· Tiffany Balling|
The eligibility of applicants and scholarship recipients are considered by an independent ad hoc committee consisting of NCH and community leaders.
Criteria for the scholarship focuses on six areas of health care study and training. Nursing is the fund’s first priority followed by radiology and imaging services, laboratory services, pharmaceutical fields, physicians and physician’s assistant studies and physical therapy training.
Beinecke, the man who founded Sherburne Associates and is credited with transforming Nantucket into a modern destination resort, was a life member of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The Beinecke Scholarship Fund’s origins date back to the early 1950s when his father, Walter Beinecke, Sr., made annual gifts through the hospital to Nantucket High School graduates to help them pay for nursing school. After his father’s death in 1958, Walter Beinecke, Jr. formally established the scholarship fund in his memory. Over the years, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has used the scholarship fund to assist several hundred island students further their education.