Published: June 22, 2023
ST. JOHNS, MI – Sparrow Clinton Hospital, on behalf of the Merten and Geraldine Whyman Health Careers Scholarship Fund, has awarded $2,000 scholarships to five Clinton County students pursuing education in a health-related field.
The scholarships are being awarded with the hope of supporting the graduates in achieving their goals and, in turn, encouraging them to assist Sparrow Clinton’s highly skilled caregivers in their efforts to provide leading-edge and compassionate care, close to home.
The Merten and Geraldine Whyman Health Careers Scholarship Fund, an endowment established in 1986, provides annual scholarships to Clinton County residents for education in a health-related field. The fund has grown thanks to additional contributions by community members. To date, 336 students have received Whyman scholarships, representing a total education investment of more than $385,600.
2023 Whyman Scholarship recipients (left to right) Erik Keisling, Lauren Schafer, Taylor Bierstetel, and Faith Lutz pose with Sparrow Clinton Hospital President Kristina McCarty. Not pictured: Zachary Pierson.
2023 Whyman Scholarship recipients are:
- Taylor Bierstetel, of Westphalia; Nursing at Davenport University.
- Erik Keisling, of DeWitt; Biology at Hope College.
- Faith Lutz, of DeWitt; Biomedical Science at Grand Valley State University.
- Zachary Pierson, of St. Johns; Pre-Medicine at Grand Valley State University.
- Lauren Schafer, of Fowler; Exercise Science at Grand Valley State University.
For more information about Sparrow Clinton, go to Sparrow.org/Clinton.
Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. John, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org.