LEONARDTOWN, Md. – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital announces the 2022 recipients of its annual scholarship program for future healthcare workers: five local students pursuing nursing. Approximately $110,000 in educational support has been granted to jumpstart their careers while helping to ensure the future availability of quality care in St. Mary’s County.
This year’s awardees are:
- Rachel Eastburn of Mechanicsville, attending West Virginia Wesleyan College
- Julianna Hammett of California, attending Salisbury University
- Christina Klobnock of Lexington Park, attending Stevenson University
- Amelia Lee of Hollywood, attending Towson University
- Lydia Morris of Lexington Park, attending the College of Southern Maryland
“Now more than ever, supporting our future healthcare workers is critical to ensuring the health and success of our community,” said Lea Weaver, hospital volunteer and chair of the scholarship committee. “We are proud to be a part of these amazing students’ lives in this chapter of their careers.”
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has provided scholarships to individuals pursing degrees in health care since 2001—now 174 students and counting. Generous community support, particularly through the hospital’s annual Gala, enables the Philanthropy Committee of the hospital’s Board of Directors to offer this opportunity each spring.
Applications are due annually in February, and the scholarship program is not limited to nursing—students pursuing allied health careers (respiratory therapy, radiology, laboratory services, and many more) are also encouraged to apply. Learn more at MedStarHealth.org/MSMHScholarship. To support local healthcare students through the hospital’s Scholarship Endowment, please visit Giving.MedStarHealth.org/MSMHDonate and designate “Scholarship Endowment Fund.”
About MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Maryland. MedStar St. Mary’s provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals™ and is an eight-time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MedStar St. Mary’s received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state, and has also been the recipient of seven “A” Hospital Safety Grade scores from the Leapfrog Group, most recently in Spring 2022. Our staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with our outstanding team of Medical Staff members, associates, and volunteers. Visit MedStarStMarys.org to learn more.