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Top (left to right): Alexis Dutra, Brianna Correia, and Emily Strojny. Bottom (left to right): Emma Adkins, Grace Leach and Hannah Coauette. Southcoast Hospitals’ Auxiliaries & Guild photo.

Southcoast Hospitals’ Auxiliaries & Guild announce 2021 scholarship recipients for New Bedford, Fall River, and Wareham areas

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The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary and the Tobey Hospital Guild each announced 2021 scholarship awards for local students who are pursuing a career in health care.

In total, 11 scholarships were awarded to local 2021 high school graduates. The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital awarded three $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to students in the Greater Fall River Area; the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary awarded three $1,000 scholarships to students in the Greater New Bedford area; and the Tobey Hospital Guild awarded three $1,000 scholarships to students in the Greater Wareham Area.

One Scholarship awarded by the Tobey Hospital Guild is made possible through the kindness and generosity of Mrs. Elizabeth Martone, who created the Leonard P. Martone scholarship in loving memory of her husband. This scholarship is always dedicated to a student pursuing a career in nursing to show appreciation of the Tobey Hospital and ICU nursing staff who provided exceptional care to her husband while he was a patient there.


Top (from left to right): Isabella Glennon, Mya Leonardo, and Smauel Knox. Bottom (from left to right): Sarah Hartman and Sophie McDonnell. Southcoast Hospitals’ Auxiliaries & Guild photo.

The 2021 Scholarship Recipients include:

Greater New Bedford:

• Alexis Dutra, a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, will be majoring in biomedical engineering. She will be attending Tufts University, where she will follow a pre-med track.
• Sarah Hantman is pursuing a degree in neuroscience and has been accepted at Wellesley College. A graduate of Dartmouth High School, Sarah plans to conduct biomedical research on the development of the brain.
• Mya Leonardo is headed for Northeastern University, where she will be on a pre-dental track. A graduate of Dartmouth High School, she hopes her career in orthodontics will afford her the opportunity to give back to her community.

Greater Fall River:

• Emma Adkins, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, will be attending Northeastern University this fall to study health sciences with the intent of completing the pre-medical program. Emma would like to become an emergency department doctor or anesthesiologist. She would like to serve with Doctors Without Borders.
• Hannah Caouette, a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School, will be attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to study nursing. Prior to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Hannah was a volunteer at Charlton Memorial Hospital.
• Brianna Correia, a graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, will be attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to study nursing. Afterward, she plans to attend the nurse practitioner program. Brianna is a certified nursing assistant and worked through the co-op program at a local nursing home.
• Isabella Glennon, a graduate of Westport High School, will be attending Providence College to study biochemistry and plans to become an epidemiologist. Isabella earned the Presidential Spirit Award for Service and is the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Book Award. This summer, she is working as a lab intern at Providence College.
• Sophie McDonnell, a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, will be attending Simmons University to study nursing. During her personal time, Sophie received her nursing assistant certification (CNA). She aspires to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Greater Wareham:

• Samuel Knox, a resident of East Falmouth and a graduate of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, will be attending UMass Amherst with a major in biology/pre-med with plans to become an emergency room physician. During his junior year, Sam earned his nursing assistant certification (CNA) and his emergency medical technician (EMT) license.
• Grace Leach, a resident of Bourne and a graduate of Bourne High School, will be attending Assumption College to study nursing. In Grace’s words: “To me, nursing is not a job or a way to make a living, but it’s my calling.” Grace is this year’s recipient of the Leonard P. “Lenny” Martone Scholarship.
• Emily Strojny, a resident of Bourne and a graduate of Bourne High School, will be attending UMass Amherst with a major in psychology and a minor in neuroscience with plans to pursue a career in child psychology. She would like to work with children who have developmental disabilities.

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients. Southcoast Hospitals’ Auxiliaries and Guild are not-for-profit organizations whose purpose is to render service to the hospital they serve, their not-for-profit subsidiaries, their patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. Joining the Auxiliaries or Guild is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of Southcoast Hospitals. For more information or to join, please contact Joanne Sleep at 508-973-7537.

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