Pictured, from left to right: Patty McComas, Auxiliary President; Skip Gjolberg, President & CEO of WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital; Dr. Greenbrier Almond; Vonnie Hager, Scholarship Committee; Beverly Reger, Auxiliary Vice President and Scholarship Committee; Carla Walton, Scholarship Committee.

WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary receives donation to help with scholarships

BUCKHANNON, WV – WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary is giving out two $1,000 scholarships for students entering the medical field.  Students can either be from the high school, or home schooled.  Funds for the scholarship were raised through bake sales and donations.  Most recently, Dr. Greenbrier Almond, in memory of his wife, gave a $5,000 donation.

Dr. Greenbrier Almond’s wife, Dr. Araceli Ganan Almond, was born in the Philippines in 1942, and came to the United States in 1970, where she discovered a new life as a medical resident, physician, wife, and mother.  According to God’s Boot Camp, the memoir about her life written by her as told to Dr. Greenbrier Almond, “she had a strong relationship with God, and through her many hardships and joys, she learned to trust and obey him.”

Applications for the scholarship can be picked up at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s information desk in the main lobby, at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, or on the high school website.  Applicants must be a resident of Upshur County, graduate with a GPA of at least 3.5, and be enrolling in a healthcare career program from an accredited facility.

The students will be awarded the scholarships at the Auxiliary Spring Annual Board Meeting Luncheon at St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 21. These students will also be eligible to apply for the state scholarship for the Auxiliary West Virginia Hospital Association (AWVHA).

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