Brevard Heart Foundation Empowers 20 Healthcare Students Through Annual Scholarship Program
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2023
over $15k in scholarships was awarded
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare in our community, continues its commitment to the next generation of healthcare leaders through its annual scholarship program.
This year, over $15k in scholarships was awarded to twenty Brevard County students earning healthcare degrees or certifications.
The 2023 scholarship recipients are: Tameka Argo, Amelia Capleton, Caitlin Corliss, Amanda Cox, Stephanie Cox, Amanda Cross, Charity Emahiser, Alexa Gallelli, Brittany Jones, Verrenthia Joseph, Makezia McLeod Rodriguez, Christina Mighty, Kara Mineo, Emma Morris, Shaneka Pinder, Veronica Pollock, Toyshere Robinson, Kiersten Stewart, Rutva Vora, and Cameron Wesenberg.
Each year, the Foundation bestows additional honors on students who exemplify compassion and dedication to their professions and patients. This year, the Jack T.
Bechtel Medical Doctor Award, named in honor of the Foundation’s founder, was given to Amanda Cox, and the Ruth Curry Nursing Award was presented to Emma Morris.
“The Brevard Heart Foundation firmly believes in investing in the future of healthcare by investing in the education and well-being of our local students,” said Chris White, Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
“We understand the sacrifices that aspiring healthcare professionals make in their pursuit of knowledge and service, and we are honored to support them in their journey. By providing scholarships that cover educational expenses and essential living costs, we hope to pave the way for a brighter and healthier tomorrow.”
In a demonstration of the Foundation’s core values of compassion and empowerment, the scholarship program directly addresses the challenges faced by healthcare students.
By extending financial assistance beyond tuition, the Brevard Heart Foundation seeks to create an environment where these dedicated students can focus on their studies and training without the added stress of financial instability.
The scholarship program is a reflection of the Foundation’s commitment to nurturing the growth of healthcare talent within the community.
Brevard County healthcare students pursuing various fields, including medicine, nursing, physician assistants, and more are encouraged to apply for these scholarships when the program opens annually on April 1st.
Prospective scholarship applicants and those seeking more information about Brevard Heart Foundation are encouraged to visit BrevardHeartFoundation.org.
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