The Auxiliary of Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Awards College Scholarships to Two Outstanding Local Students

(CINCINNATI; June 29, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Fairfield Hospital Auxiliary has awarded college scholarships to two local students who intend to pursue healthcare careers.

High schools seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average whose parents or guardians are part of the Fairfield Hospital family are eligible to apply for the $2,000 Jane Malone Scholarship.

The Auxiliary’s scholarship committee reviews the applications, taking into consideration the student’s grades, community involvement, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and an essay noting when the student first became interested in a healthcare career, who influenced their decision, what they can offer to the healthcare field and why they are interested in receiving the scholarship.  

This year’s winners are Benjamin Love and Jacob Vonderheide.

Benjamin is graduating from Moeller High School and plans to attend St. Louis University before pursuing a career as a Physician or Physician Assistant. Ben’s mother is a Physical Therapist at Fairfield Hospital.

Jacob is graduating from Princeton High School and plans to attend Ohio State University before starting a career as an orthopaedic surgeon. His mother is a registered nurse in the surgery department.

Jane Malone was a registered nurse formerly of Mercy Hospital in Hamilton. She showed strong dedication in caring for patients. A trust formed in her memory upon her death encourages and financially supports those who wish to pursue a career in healthcare. The Jane Malone Scholarship Fund, begun in 2011, honors her legacy.

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital raises funds for charitable care and capital purchases that help the hospital provide top quality care to the patients it serves. The Auxiliary also awards annual scholarships to talented area students embarking on healthcare careers.