Schneck accepting scholarship applications

Tribune Staff Reports

Schneck Medical Center now is accepting applications for the Dr. Bud Scholarship for registered nursing school students and the George H. James Scholarship for medical school students.

Applications for the two scholarships are now available online at schneckmed.org. Applications must be completed and returned to Schneck Medical Center on or before May 16 to be eligible for consideration.

The Dr. Bud Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. H.P. “Bud” Graessle (1893-1977). Born in Seymour, Dr. Graessle was a practicing physician and surgeon for 53 years until his retirement in 1971.

Candidates pursuing a course of study to become a registered nurse and have successfully completed their freshman year of a registered nursing program at an accredited school and registered in a nursing program are encouraged to apply for consideration.

Primary consideration will be given to residents of Jackson, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties. Acceptance for enrollment at a nursing school is required for the scholarship to be officially awarded.

For information, contact Tammy Jones at 812-524-4236 or tjones@schneckmed.org.

The George H. James Jr. Scholarship was established in honor of George H. James Jr., who dedicated 33 years of service to Schneck.

Born in Kentucky, James became president and CEO of Schneck in 1968 and retired in 2001. Throughout his 33 years, James had a passion for physician recruiting and recruited numerous physicians to Schneck.

Candidates who are enrolled in a medical school are welcome to apply for consideration. Primary consideration will be given to residents of Jackson, Jennings and Scott counties who intend to practice medicine in Jackson County.

For information, contact Fayeann Hurley at 812-523-7849 or fhurley@schneckmed.org.