The Friends of Wellington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, along with the WRMC medical staff, recently presented $13,000 in college scholarships to 13 high school seniors to pursue programs of study that will prepare them to become physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and medical researchers.
Each of the students received a $1,000 Camilla Combs Memorial Scholarship Award to be used toward their college education.
The 13 students selected represent four Palm Beach County high schools: John I. Leonard High School, Wellington High School, Park Vista High School and Suncoast High School.
Criteria for scholarship selection included academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service, financial need, character, motivation and goals.
A recognition ceremony and ice cream social was held at the hospital on Thursday, May 8. Students, along with their family members, physicians, auxiliary members and members of the WRMC administration were on hand to congratulate the students.
Scholarships are funded through year-round auxiliary fundraisers and gift shop sales, as well as through the support and generosity of the hospital’s medical staff.
“We are pleased to continue the tradition of honoring the achievements of young scholars in the communities we serve,” said Nancy Tuccinardi, president of the Friends of Wellington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care facility and medical center that has served the area since 1986.
For more information, call (561) 798-8500 or visit www.wellingtonregional.com.