County medical care facilities issue $9,000 in college scholarships around Michigan
The Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council, a coalition of 34 county-owned facilities across the state, has announced the recipients of its 2022 Gary Easton MCMCFC Scholarship Awards.
Nine people were chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships in 2022. Recipients must be enrolled in a health-related program and be an employee of a Medical Care Facility (MCF) or related to an employee.
In 1989, the Council established the “Michael B. Shira Memorial Scholarship Fund” at Ferris State University for students enrolled in their Health Care Administration Program. Since thattime, we have given out $16,725 scholarship monies benefiting 30 students.
In May 1995, the Council signed a contract with the Grand Traverse Regional Foundation to establish a permanent scholarship endowment fund to assist with college education for the employees of member facilities or be their spouse or child.
In May 2000, the Council voted to fully fund this scholarship and also at that time, decided to establish its own scholarship fund called the MCMCFC Scholarship Fund using the same criteria. In 2018 this fund was renamed the Gary Easton MCMCFC Scholarship fund. Between these two scholarships, the Council has awarded $178,681.00 in scholarship monies benefiting 204 students.
This year’s recipients are:
|Caitlyn Wright||Jackson County MCF|
|Nadia Perez-Cernuda||Ingham County MCF|
|Samantha Breens||Allegan County MCC|
|Aubrie Beyer||Tuscola County MCF|
|Olivia Wheeler||Jackson County MCF|
|Shingira Muparuri||Ingham County MCF|
|Sam McCarthy||Bay County MCF|
|Macie Ahonen||Gogebic County MCF|
|Christine Findorff||Oceana County MCF|