The St. Anthony Foundation awarded $22,000 in scholarships to 32 students in west central Iowa this spring. These scholarships are awarded annually to individuals pursuing professional health care careers in the six-county region, including Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene and Sac counties. Since the beginning of the scholarship program in 2003, $154,000 in awards have helped 237 students achieve their goal of continued education in health care.

“For St. Anthony, it is an honor to award our scholarships to deserving students in west central Iowa each year. We do it with the goal of encouraging their continued education in health care,” said Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Development Director. “We are grateful to the families and donors who make these scholarships a reality, often through endowed gifts, to the St. Anthony Foundation. This allows us to invest in future generations of health care professionals who we hope will live in and serve our local communities.”

The 2020 scholarship recipients include:

· Emily Hinners of Arcadia received the Dick Blair Memorial Scholarship

· Clare Christensen of Audubon received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· MaKenna Aschinger of Carroll received a St. Anthony Auxiliary Scholarship

· Kara Brinker of Carroll received a Helen M. Schmitz Healthcare Scholarship

· Haley Butler of Carroll received a St. Anthony Auxiliary Scholarship

· Journey Dirks of Carroll received the Margaret Seidl Healthcare Scholarship

· Mary Eischeid of Carroll received a Bob and Mary Lou Ware Memorial Scholarship

· Chase Gladden of Carroll received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Kari Hammer of Carroll received the Mary Thaler Yates Memorial Scholarship

· Janae Heller of Carroll received the Sharon Staton Peters Memorial Scholarship

· Tasha Hinners of Carroll received a Dick & Marsha Simons Healthcare Scholarship

· Dayana Lopez Contreras of Carroll received the Susan D. Ludwig Memorial Scholarship

· Macy Ludwig of Carroll received a Sheryl Venner M. Stoolman Memorial Scholarship

· Kira Parkis of Carroll received a St. Anthony Auxiliary Scholarship

· Sydnie Pottebaum of Carroll received a Dick & Marsha Simons Healthcare Scholarship

· Kate Ramaekers of Carroll received a Sheryl Venner M. Stoolman Memorial Scholarship

· Amber Rial of Carroll received the Sarah Keat Danner Healthcare Scholarship

· Samantha Schwarte of Carroll received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Samantha Simmons of Carroll received a Bob and Mary Lou Ware Memorial Scholarship

· Halle Simons of Carroll received a Helen M. Schmitz Healthcare Scholarship

· Haley Weber of Carroll received a St. Anthony Auxiliary Scholarship

· Paige Davis of Denison received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Bridgette Daniel of Glidden received a Sheryl Venner M. Stoolman Memorial Scholarship

· Mason Janssen of Glidden received the Rick Simons Healthcare Scholarship

· Tiffany Theulen of Halbur received the Elizabeth Riedmann Healthcare Scholarship

· Ellie Marie Madson of Jefferson received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Makayla Schleisman of Lidderdale received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Audrey Hood of Lohrville received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Kaylynn Kruckenberg of Lytton received a St. Anthony Auxiliary Scholarship

· Sara Thomssen of Manilla received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Katherine Folsom of Rockwell City received a St. Anthony Foundation Healthcare Scholarship

· Sidney Ringgenberg of Sac City received a Sheryl Venner M. Stoolman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship applications are available in January of each year through area high schools, DMACC and on St. Anthony’s website. An independent committee reviews applications and makes recommendations for scholarship awards. For more info, contact foundation@stanthonyhospital.org.