Benefis Foundation Awards $77,500 in Scholarships to Healthcare Students

Benefis Health System Foundation has awarded 34 students from Great Falls and the surrounding region working toward degrees in healthcare with $77,500 in scholarships for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.

The Benefis Foundation provided an additional $2,500 to five Montana State University – College of Nursing, Great Falls Campus Upper Division summer interns, made possible by the Cecil and Dorothy Goodbrand Nursing Scholarship.

The Benefis Foundation Healthcare Scholarship Program is designed to help college students pursue a degree, certification, or advancement in a medically related field. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Benefis Foundation has awarded more than 600 students with $1.18 million in scholarships over the past twenty years.

Congratulations to the following fall 2018 and spring 2019 awardees:

Healthcare Endowment Scholarship: Morgan Umphres, Great Falls - Physician Assistant; Brianna St. Lawrence-Brody, Great Falls – Nursing; Lucas Wurz, Great Falls - Family Nurse Practitioner

Frances M. Wylder Scholarship: Sydni Hogan, Great Falls – Nursing; Kelsie McDunn, Great Falls - Surgical Technician; Chelsey Schraner, Great Falls - Exercise Science

Ed and Ethel Ugrin Memorial Scholarship: Brianna Crowe, Great Falls - Nursing

Rice Family Scholarship: Loni Frantzich, Great Falls - Nursing

Jane M. Buckman Husted Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Michaela Munsterteiger, Great Falls - Nursing

Smith/Van Orsdel Nursing Scholarship: Adriana Hennessey, Great Falls - Nursing

John and Darlene Skees Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Anne Brown, Great Falls - PhD in Nursing; Kelsey Crawford, Great Falls - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner; Lisa DeMallie, Great Falls - Healthcare Administration; Tarracea Eckenstein, Great Falls - Masters in Nursing Leadership and Administration; Jaimee Gregoire, Great Falls - Nurse Practitioner; Jessica Lawrence, Cut Bank - Nursing; Melissa Matejovsky, Great Falls - MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program; Kristen Parko, Great Falls - Nursing; Yessenia Vera-Redding, Great Falls - Informatics; Stephen Wurz, Great Falls - Family Nurse Practitioner

Margaret Wynn Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Stacey Johnson, Great Falls - Family Nurse Practitioner

Julie Hickethier Nursing Scholarship: Taylor Dahl, Lewistown - Nursing

Cecil and Dorothy Goodbrand Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Loni Frantzich, Great Falls -Nursing; Zoe George, Great Falls - Nursing; Amanda Mauws, Lewistown - Nursing; Dominique McGowan, Great Falls - Nursing; Michaela Munsterteiger, Great Falls - Nursing; Jeffrey Smith, Great Falls - Nursing; Crystal Thompson, Sun River - Nursing; Grace Wilkins, Great Falls - Nursing

Bonnie Gardner Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Brooke Thompson, Roy - Nursing

Darcy Dengel Mercy Flight Scholarship: DeVanie Pierson, Great Falls - Nursing

Benefis Family Scholarship: Hailee Armstrong, Great Falls - Nursing; Meghan Horn, Black Eagle - Nursing

Bloemendaal Family Scholarship: Maggie Reilly, Great Falls - Nursing

Mercy Flight Memorial-Darcy Dengel Nursing Scholarship: Virginia Meissner, Belt - Nursing

For more information or to support the Benefis Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Program, call (406) 455-5840 or make a donation online at www.benefisfoundation.org.