Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary Seeks Scholarship Applicants

PALMER — The Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary is making scholarship applications available for the 2022-23 academic year.

The auxiliary will award scholarships of $500 to seniors graduating from Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Pathfinder, Minnechaug, Ware, and Belchertown high schools who are pursuing higher education in a healthcare field. The students will be chosen based on their academic excellence, volunteer efforts and related community service, work experience, and dedication to their goals.

Applications and instructions for completing the application forms are available in each school’s Guidance department. Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be e-mailed to Teresa Grove, vice president of the Baystate Auxiliary, by April 26. The auxiliary scholarship committee will select student recipients and recommend them to the auxiliary board for final approval.

Throughout the years, a wide variety of healthcare fields have been represented by those receiving scholarships, including dental hygiene, health-system management, nursing, pharmacy, and radiology.

For over 65 years, the auxiliary has been actively supporting Baystate Wing Hospital through its sponsorship of special events and management of the gift shop. This diverse group of women and men includes teachers, nurses, and business owners, both young and retirees, who live in many different communities and are united by a shared commitment to support the mission of the hospital. The COVID-19 pandemic created some challenges for this group of volunteers as the gift shop has been temporarily closed throughout the pandemic.

“We are thankful to the auxiliary members for their continued commitment and support and we look forward to when the Baystate Wing Hospital gift shop will reopen as our hospital lifts restrictions,” Grove said.