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 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.
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 their 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 committed volunteers. They had to temporarily close the gift shop in March 2020, which restricted their ability to raise funds for the annual scholarship awards. “We are delighted to be back in the Baystate Wing Gift Shop and proud to continue to serve and support our hospital and our patients and visitors who come to the hospital for care,” said Evelyn Glabicky, president of the Baystate Wing Auxiliary.
Teresa Grove, Philanthropy officer for Baystate Health’s Eastern Region, added that “we are thankful to the auxiliary members for their continued commitment and support to our hospital and the many communities we serve.”
Applications and instructions for completing the application forms are available in each school’s guidance office. Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be emailed to Grove by April 14. The auxiliary scholarship committee will select student recipients and recommend them to the auxiliary board for final approval.