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Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary Seeks Scholarship Applicants

PALMER — The Baystate Wing Hospital Auxiliary is making scholarship applications available for the 2023-24 academic year. The auxiliary will award scholarships of $1,000 to seniors graduating from Belchertown, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Pathfinder, Minnechaug, and Ware 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 and must be completed and submitted by April 12. 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 area students who have received these scholarships, including pre-medical, dental hygiene, health system management, nursing, pharmacy, and radiology.

“Growing careers in healthcare is now more important than ever,” said Evelyn Glabicky, president of the Baystate Wing Auxiliary. “We are so proud when we hear from our former scholarship recipients who are now providing healthcare throughout the region and Massachusetts.”

For more than 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.

“We are thankful to the auxiliary members for their continued commitment and support to our hospital and the many communities we serve,” said Teresa Grove, Philanthropy officer for Baystate Health’s Eastern Region.