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Nursing scholarships awarded

The Blanchard Valley Health Foundation has awarded six area students nursing scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Ariel Meihls has received the $500 Phyllis Zimber Endowed Scholarship, which was offered to area students accepted into an accredited nursing program with a special interest in obstetrics. Meihls is a student at Rhodes State College and is completing a degree in nursing.
A scholarship from an anonymous donor in the amount of $500 was awarded to Megan Dennis. This scholarship was offered to students accepted into an accredited nursing program. Dennis is working toward a nursing degree at Otterbein University.
Melissa Sherer earned the $500 award from the Sherri Winegardner Endowed Nursing Scholarship. Sherer is a registered nurse at Blanchard Valley Hospital and is pursuing an advanced nursing degree at Ohio University. This scholarship was offered to area students accepted into an accredited nursing program.
The $1,000 Karis S. (Powell) Woodward, RN, Nursing Scholarship, which is available to students accepted into a bachelor of science in nursing program, was awarded to Sarah Theis. Theis is a registered nurse at Blanchard Valley Hospital and is pursuing a BSN degree at Ohio University.
The $500 Karen Jones Nursing Certification Scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Campos. This scholarship was offered to Blanchard Valley Health System nurses wanting to pursue a review course or certification exam. Campos is a registered nurse at Blanchard Valley Hospital and will be using the funds to earn credentials as a certified post-anesthesia nurse.
The Nursing Education Fund Scholarship was offered to professional nurses employed at Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital. This scholarship provides funds for individual conference participation, nursing speakers for a large group of staff nurses, certification for specialized nursing or pursuit of advanced degrees in the health care field. Blanchard Valley Health System employee Patti Cartwright received this scholarship in the amount of $500. She will be using the funds to pursue an advanced nursing degree from American Sentinel University.

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