Adena awards $78,000 in scholarships


The Adena Health Foundation has awarded scholarships to 62 area students pursuing degrees in the health care field. In total, $78,000 in scholarship monies have been awarded for the 2017-18 academic year.

“The Adena Health Foundation is proud to support the education needs of those in our community who are pursuing or advancing careers in the health care sciences,” said Foundation Executive Director Sheila Buckley. “By investing in the development of current and future health care professionals, Adena is ensuring people throughout our service region have access to highly-skilled and trained caregivers to meet their overall health care needs.”

The scholarship fund is made possible in large part by generous annual donations from the Adena Women’s Board and Adena’s Volunteer Advisory Council. Since Adena’s Health Care Scholarship program was established in 2002, $716,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded.

Students from the following counties were awarded scholarships: Ross County (33 students); Highland County (8); Jackson County (5); Pickaway County (3); Pike County (3); Scioto County (3); Fayette County (2); Hocking County (2); Adams County (1); Athens County (1); and Gallia County (1). Among those awarded, 11 Adena caregivers received scholarship funds to further their health care careers.

Students working toward health care degrees may apply for Adena Health Care Scholarship funds in the spring of each year. Information and application forms are available to download at

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Submitted by Maria Smith, director corporate communications, Adena Health System.

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