Local students win health profession scholarships


The Auxiliary Board of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital has announced three winners of three $3,000 scholarships. The winners, selected from a pool of 29 applicants, are Hannah Kolb, Jessica Guilfoyle and Carly McCashland.

Kolb is a senior at Talawanda High School. She is the treasurer of the National Honor Society with a 4.28 weighted GPA. She is an active participant with the Best Buddies and FFA programs. She is also a player for the basketball and field hockey teams. She will be attending Ohio University in the fall to study nursing and plans to later attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. Kolb is described as “An incredible asset to any team and in a larger sense, the community.”

Guilfoyle is a student at Miami University majoring in biology and pre-med with plans to become a physician. She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of William Henry Harrison High School. Outside of school, she volunteers at Good Samaritan Hospital as a Meaningful Connection Volunteer, among numerous other organizations. This is her second time receiving the scholarship. She is described as “Someone being academically gifted who possesses not only the drive to succeed, but also the humility to learn.” 

McCashland is a senior at Union County High School with a 4.25 GPA. She plans to study nursing at IUPUI in the fall. She says her interest in nursing comes from “the exceptional care she received as a patient at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.” She is involved in numerous sports and activities, including volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, 4-H, student council and FCA. She is an Indiana Academic All-Star and has completed 175 hours of community service. She is described as “A mature young lady with strong moral character. Carly is a leader by example.”

This scholarship is given to three students in the TriHealth hospital service area who demonstrate the potential to succeed in a clinical health profession. 

These women were chosen for their academic excellence, passion for medicinal studies, time spent volunteering and involvement in their communities.