Physicians Charitable Foundation of Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Awards $17,500 in Scholarships and Awards to Local Students

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Physicians Charitable Foundation of Anderson Hospital has awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to seven local students as well as $2,500 in awards. Congressman Brad Wenstrup joined the physicians in announcing the scholarship winners during a ceremony at the Anderson Township Government Office.


Turpin High School senior Dana Middendorf received the $3,000 Dr. Victor VanGilse scholarship. This is a special award given in honor of the generosity of spirit of Dr. VanGilse, a surgeon who was committed to the education of aspiring physicians. His colleagues created the award to assist a student with the potential to continue his legacy.


The Foundation recognized the following six high school seniors with scholarship awards of $2,000 each:

  • Isaiah Giodullo, Milford High School
  • Grace Hamilton, Turpin High School
  • Nathanael Hooper, Turpin High School
  • Remy Polster, Anderson High School
  • Jenna Sizemore, Anderson High School
  • Caroline Waddell, St. Ursula Academy

Turpin High School junior Erica Langan received the junior science award, comprised of a $1,500 scholarship and $1,000 award to Turpin High School’s science department.


The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation has been awarding scholarships to worthy seniors for the past 17 years, soliciting applications from local seniors who intend to pursue careers in healthcare. It determines recipients based on the students’ personal statements, letters of recommendation and academic achievement. The committee gives special consideration to students who have volunteered at the hospital or are the children of hospital employees.


The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation welcomes donations to the scholarship fund. The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization created and supported by physicians.