Applications due April 1, 2020
Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation Awarding Several New Scholarships in 2020
In addition to the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation scholarships for students pursuing a career in the medical field, we are pleased to announce several additional scholarship opportunities through the Foundation Program.
The Hazel Hawkins Hospital physicians have generously donated funds to the Foundation for the Physicians’ Scholarship. Last year they awarded a $1500 scholarship to a San Benito High School student continuing her education to become a pathologist.
The Fahy/Fisher Scholarship was started by Christopher Fahy and Mike Fisher who host an annual fundraiser. In the past, they donated the proceeds to the American Cancer Society, but wanted their fundraising efforts to benefit a local organization and chose Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation Scholarship Program as the recipient. This will be the second year they are awarding a scholarship to a student in an RN program.
New this year is the Dorothy & Charlie Root Scholarship. Kathy Root Hart and the Root Family donated the funds in memory of their grandmother, Dorothy, who was a very active volunteer at the hospital. She was also the wife of Charlie Root, the famed baseball player who threw the pitch that Babe Ruth allegedly predicted he would hit into the seats in the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. This scholarship may be dedicated to students in sports medicine or kinesiology.
Foundation scholarships are awarded annually with the number of scholarships and the amounts dependent upon the annual earnings from designated Foundation Scholarship endowment funds and donations.