BERLIN — Androscoggin Valley Hospital Foundation recently awarded Mariam Gaynor Scholarships to three high school students pursuing their education in the healthcare field.
Meagan L. Accardi, of Berlin, who successfully completed her first semester as an Occupational Therapy candidate at the University of New England in Biddeford/Portland, Maine.
Monique A. Cote, of Gorham, who successfully completed her first semester as a Nursing candidate at Plymouth State University.
Cassandra M. Valerino, of Milan, who successfully completed her first semester as a Pharmacy candidate at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.
These local graduates were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship to assist them in the pursuit of their educational goals in the healthcare field.
"Androscoggin Valley Hospital is pleased to help grow the number of individuals who pursue local healthcare occupations," commented Michael Peterson, AVH president. "We strive to support those who selflessly give back to our community by meeting its healthcare needs. The Mariam Gaynor Scholarships are a vital tool to help make these opportunities possible."
Mariam Gaynor, a former Berlin resident, bequeathed a portion of her estate to AVH. Since education was of significant importance to Ms. Gaynor, the monies are applied to this scholarship program.
For more information about the Mariam Gaynor Scholarship Program, call Linda Arsenault, director of Human Resources, at (603) 326-5635. Visit AVH at www.avhnh.org and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. AVH: Leading the Way to a Healthier Future.