Jeani Taliaferro reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Medical Alliance has awarded academic scholarships to St. Johns County high school graduates pursuing their education in a medical related field of study.
Matthew Guthrie, a former award winner, will receive funding for continuation of his studies at the University of Florida, because the Alliance also offers continued support for previously awarded scholars that continue their studies in a medical field, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and keep in contact with the Alliance.
“Scholarship applicants are evaluated on academic ability, school involvement, financial need and community service,” Taliaferro told local news reporters Thursday. “Every year, the St. Johns County Medical Alliance, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Medical Society, offers academic scholarships to graduating St. Johns County high school seniors pursuing an education in pre-medicine, nursing, or allied health.”
This year’s new awards have been presented to:
Jensen Thompson of Bartram Trail High School, who will attend the University of Florida to study Biology on a pre-med tract to follow her interests in pediatric cardiology.
Cynthia Hund of St. Joseph Academy, who plans to attend Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina to pursue a pre-med major in the field of Biology.
The St. Johns County Medical Alliance is comprised of spouses of St. Johns County physicians. Its purpose is to promote health education, identify and address health-care needs and issues, participate in health-related legislation, and provide college scholarships to St. Johns County students.