Singing River Health System Auxiliaries Award Scholarships

From left: Latisha Collier, Brittany Cowart, Kathryn George, Jessica Morgan and Justin Stokes. The OSH Auxiliary gives out scholarships each year and named this year’s winners at a ceremony in May.  (Singing River Health System)
From left: Latisha Collier, Brittany Cowart, Kathryn George, Jessica Morgan and Justin Stokes. The OSH Auxiliary gives out scholarships each year and named this year’s winners at a ceremony in May. (Singing River Health System)
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Updated: 6/03 2:42 pm
The Singing River Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships each year to employees of Singing River Health System (S.R.H.S.) and their relatives who are pursuing careers in the medical field. The scholarship process starts in the winter with an application and then a committee decides who would most benefit for the scholarship. This year’s winners were announced at an event in May.

Several area students received $500 scholarships to use at the college of their choice. This year’s winners are Hannah Rayborn, Claire Bosarge, Amanda Blackwell, Khadija Matthews, and Jodie Guy.

Rayborn plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and study nursing to eventually become a nurse anesthetist. Bosarge plans to attend the University of Mississippi studying Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in pre-med. She plans to go to medical school and have a career as a certified radiologist. Blackwell plans to attend the University of Mississippi and plans to have a career in medicine as well as a minor in Spanish. Matthews plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and study biology-pre-med. She would like to pursue a career as a pediatrician. Guy is attending the University of Southern Mississippi for a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and plans to be a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant.

The auxiliary also gives out a $500 Candy Striper/Junior Medic Scholarship. This year’s winner is Ravyn Gines. Gines plans to attend Tougaloo College and study biology/pre-dentistry. She plans a career in dentistry.

This year’s winner of the $750 Sean Cooley Memorial Scholarship is Thomas Cain. Cain is attending Mississippi State University studying psychology. He plans to receive his graduate degree and work with veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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The Ocean Springs Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships each year to students currently enrolled in a medical field of study at the collegiate level. The scholarship process starts in the spring with an application and then a committee decides who would most benefit for the scholarship. This year’s winners were announced at an event in May.

Several area students received $1,000 scholarships to use at the college of their choice. This year’s winners are Latisha Collier, Brittany Cowart, Kathryn George, Jessica Morgan, Kelli Ranson, and Justin Stokes.

Collier attends Chamberlain College of Nursing, where she is expected to graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in October 2014. After graduation she plans to continue her studies to become a nurse practitioner. Collier currently works at the S.R.H.S. Clinics in Biloxi. Cowart attends Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s School of Nursing. She plans to continue studying nursing and earn her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

George attends the University of Southern Mississippi where she is studying medical laboratory sciences. After graduation she hopes to get a job at S.R.H.S. Morgan attends Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she is studying for her associate degree in nursing. After graduation she hopes to continue her studies through the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Nursing. Ranson is attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she is pursuing her doctorate degree in physical therapy. She previously earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University and an associate degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkinston Campus. Stokes is attending Troy University where he is enrolled in the School of Nursing.

The auxiliary also gives out two $500 Candy Striper/Junior Medic Scholarships. This year’s winners are Emily Theriot and Hallie Nettles.

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