The medical staff of Mercy Health — Clermont Hospital awarded $24,000 in college scholarships to 12 local high school students pursuing careers in health care.

The scholarship committee, comprised of chief of staff Stephen Meyers, MD and scholarship committee members Janice Jones, MD (emergency medicine), Ted Heffernan, MD (radiology) and Larry Graham, MD (psychiatry), reviewed a total of 36 applications from students attending 14 different high schools in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties.

Details on the scholarship winners and their intended paths of study follow below:

  • Erin Ashley, Goshen High School, nursing at Ohio State University
  • Anna Bauer, Goshen High School, health care at Northern Kentucky University
  • Jerilyn Garrett, Peebles High School, biomedical sciences, Shawnee State University
  • Reece Gormley, Milford High School, speech pathology and audiology, Miami University
  • Alana Hesler, North Adams High School, speech language pathology, Morehead State University
  • Sophia Leto, Western Brown High School, nursing, Nova Southeastern University
  • Laura Luthy, Goshen High School, biology, Shawnee State University
  • Priya Patel, West Clermont High School, pre-med, University of Cincinnati
  • Mahala Smith, West Clermont High School, pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
  • Finn Tomlin, Georgetown High School, pre-chiropractic, University of Rio Grande
  • Rachael Wheeler, West Clermont High School, nursing, University of Cincinnati
  • Darrington White, Manchester High School, nursing, Ohio State University

This is the 14th year that Clermont Hospital Medical Staff has recognized local students with Physicians’ Scholarship Awards. The hospital’s medical staff funds the scholarships, which are available to eligible students completing their senior year of high school at a school located in Adams, Brown or Clermont County and who are preparing to graduate and attend college to pursue a career in health care-related fields.