We are thrilled to make another $9,000 investment in developing Indiana’s workforce by awarding $3,000 scholarships to three high school students committed to earning a health care degree at an Indiana college or university.

Our It’s Our Community scholarship program began in 2004 as a way to develop Indiana’s health and life science workforce by encouraging Indiana college students to earn a degree and seek long-term employment in Indiana. Since then, we’ve invested $225,000 in scholarships awarded to 75 students during the past eight years.

The Community Scholars represent schools located in the Community Hospitals East, North and South markets and were chosen based on academic performance, commitment to pursue higher-education in Indiana, community service and school leadership.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Kathleen McDowell, Lawrence Central High School, who will study nursing at Purdue University and represents the Community Hospital East market
  • Lauren Goldstein, Lawrence North High School, who will study biology at Indiana University and represents the Community Hospital North market
  • Stephen Gearhart, Southport High School, who will study physical therapy at Taylor University and represents the Community Hospital South market

 Congratulations, scholars!