Two Vienna area high school students were among 16 local area students awarded scholarships from the Reston Hospital Center last week. The $1,000 scholarships are intended to help the students pursue an education in healthcare.
James Madison High School senior Grace Park and Oakton High School senior Elizabeth Ann Borders will use the money in the pursuit of that education. Both will enroll in nursing programs, Park at the University of Pennsylvania and Borders at George Mason University.
"I am pleased you are looking forward to an education in healthcare," said Bill Adams, president and CEO of Reston Hospital Center. He told the scholarship recipients at the June 7 ceremony that there would be a job waiting for them anywhere in the country, and probably anywhere in the world, when they complete their studies.
The hospital’s president of medical staff, Daniel Turgeon, said the students should consider living in Reston after college, because it is a great place to live and a great place to work and raise a family. "I hope you consider returning here when you start your career," said Turgeon.
Of the 16 scholarship winners, three were recognized with the volunteer service scholarship. "Our objective is to foster volunteering as a service of caring," said Susan Dailey, director of volunteer services for the Reston Hospital Center. She said the three students awarded the scholarship volunteered 1,100 hours to the hospital.