Zimmerman Scholarship winners announced by Abraham Lincoln
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[JUNE 9, 2005]
Two area students who are committed to serving
others through a career in nursing have each received $1,500
scholarships provided for by the Dwight F. Zimmerman family.
Roberta "Bobbi" Green
Roberta "Bobbi" Green of Lincoln is a
recipient of a $1,500 Zimmerman Healthcare Careers Scholarship to
aid in her pursuit of a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is a 2004
graduate of Lincoln Community High School and currently a student at
Lincoln College, where she plans to receive an associate degree. She
would ultimately like to pursue a master's degree in a genetic
program and work in the field of genetic counseling.
Another Lincoln College student,
Misty Zimmerman of Emden, is pursuing a career as a registered
nurse. This fall, she will begin her second year of pre-nursing
studies at LC. Misty has chosen to pursue a nursing career because
she loves helping people. She is also inspired by an aunt who is a
nurse, because of her compassion and dedication to the field. Misty
has aspirations to train as a flight-trauma nurse and expresses
interest in working in an emergency room setting.
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Originally from San Jose, Dwight Zimmerman and his wife, Betty, were
board members and avid supporters of Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Hospital. Their scholarship fund was established through the Abraham
Lincoln Healthcare Foundation upon Dwight's death in 1994.
Graduating seniors from area high schools -- Lincoln Community,
Hartsburg-Emden, Olympia, Mount Pulaski, Illini Central and Delavan
-- as well as students attending Lincoln College are eligible for
these scholarships. Students must pursue health care-related studies
at an accredited institution of higher education in the fall after
receiving the scholarship.
The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Healthcare 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, Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation]