Graduating seniors from Lincoln Community
High School, Hartsburg-Emden, Olympia, Mount Pulaski, Illini Central
and Delavan High School, as well as students attending Lincoln
College, are eligible for the scholarships. Students must pursue
health care-related studies at an accredited institution of higher
education in the fall after receiving an ALHF scholarship.
LCHS grad Lindsey Ann Skelton will attend Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale. She has already been accepted into the
competitive dental hygiene degree program at SIUC and has
job-shadowed dental hygienists at the dental office of William Todd
Walker, D.D.M. Lindsey would like to work as a dental hygienist and
then eventually teach her skills to others. She is the daughter of
Rick and Rhonda Skelton of Lincoln.
Andrea Cross, a recent graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School,
will attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville this fall
to study nursing. After earning a B.S.N., Andrea would like to work
as a surgical nurse. She is the daughter of Jay and Christy Cross of
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Illini Central graduate Erica Nadine Wiemer is the daughter of
Frederick and Marla Wiemer of Easton. She will be attending the
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign this fall. Erica’s goal
is to become a physician practicing somewhere in the Midwest.
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Health Care Careers
Scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the
community. Contributions to this fund are accepted at ALHF --
Healthcare Careers Scholarships, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
To learn more about this program and the foundation, visit
[Provided by Marty Ahrends, executive
director of community development, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]