FHN Healthcare Career Scholarship Winners Announced

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Six area students have been awarded scholarships to help cover the cost of healthcare education. More than 41 outstanding students applied for the 2018 FHN Healthcare Career Scholarship.

Students applying for the scholarship write an essay about their career path along with their strengths and personal goals to support the healthcare needs of FHN’s service area. The scholarship committee invited the top candidates for in-person interviews.

After the interviews, five winners were chosen to receive a $1,000 Healthcare Scholarship and one winner was chosen to receive a $1,000 Diversity Scholarship to help cover education expenses for the winter 2019 term. The 2018 FHN Healthcare Career Scholarship winners are:

Rachel Harn of Freeport, who is pursuing a physical therapy degree at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Rebecca Kuhlmeier of Davis, who is pursuing a nursing degree at Highland and plans to continue her education at a four year university

Hanna Metzger of Forreston, who is pursuing an occupational therapy degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa

Tyler Munson of Freeport, who is pursuing a physical therapy degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois

Emily Offenheiser of Elizabeth, who is pursuing a speech pathology degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri

The 2018 Diversity Scholarship winner is:

Marshae Bowen of Freeport, who is pursuing a nursing degree at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

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Pictured left to right are 2018 FHN Scholarship winners: Hanna Metzger; Rebecca Kuhlmeier; Tyler Munson; FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley; Marshae Bowen; Rachel Harn; and Emily Offenheiser (not pictured)

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 21 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.


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