Horizon Health Offers Annual Healthcare Scholarships

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Horizon Health Offers Annual Healthcare Scholarships

Horizon Health and the Horizon Health Foundation are offering scholarships to local students to further their education in the medical field. Available healthcare scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows:

Doc Acklin Scholarships Apply now

Two graduating seniors from Paris Cooperative High School will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding seniors who embody the character traits of the late Dr. James Acklin (scholastic ability, participation in athletics, and character).

The scholarships are funded through proceeds from the annual Doc Acklin Race. Dr. Acklin was a lifelong Paris resident and a family physician at Paris Community Hospital for 34 years. He was an avid athlete, coach, and fan of Paris High School athletics. He was a respected member of the Tigers’ cross-country team that captured an unprecedented four consecutive state championships from 1946-49.

PCH Volunteers’ Scholarships

The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers are offering two scholarships:

  • $1,000 scholarship – Available to any Edgar County high school graduating senior. Apply now
  • $1,000 scholarship – Available to any full-time or part-time Horizon Health employee. Apply now

Nursing Foundation Scholarships Apply now

Horizon Health’s Department of Nursing is offering two $500 scholarships to applicants who are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a nursing program. The scholarships are funded through various sources, including the annual Nursing Twilight Walk honoring all community nurses, the Nursing Honor Guard program, and private donations.

Dr. Leland Phipps Memorial Scholarship Apply now

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Horizon Health employee to further his or her education in the healthcare field. This may be awarded as two $500 scholarships or one $1,000 scholarship, depending on applicants’ needs.

EMT-Basic Certification Scholarship Apply now

Two full scholarships will be awarded to cover the cost of an upcoming EMT-Basic certification course, sponsored by Horizon Health. Scholarships are available to persons age 18 or older who reside within Horizon Health’s primary service area. The scholarships cover the cost of the course, as well as the required background check and drug screening.

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online at MyHorizonHealth.org/Scholarships and must be received by end of business Thursday, April 11. For more information, contact Michelle Wilken at 217-466-4277 or MWilken@myhorizonhealth.org.