Five Christian County nursing students are the inaugural recipients of the Katie McCarty CNA Scholarship created through the Taylorville Memorial Foundation. Alexandra Harris of Morrisonville and Caitlin Edwards, Ryleigh Hurley, Kailynn Ray, and Olivia Burrell all of Taylorville, were each awarded scholarships to assist them as they earn their CNA certificate. All are enrolled at Lincoln Land Community College and are in the CNA program there.
The scholarship was established for Katie McCarty, who was killed in a car accident in 2008. McCarty’s mother, Pam Roseberry, established the Katie McCarty Nursing Excellence Fund for her daughter who was 19 when she passed away.
Raedena Ryan, Executive Director of the Taylorville Memorial Foundation says that the scholarship has had an impact on aspiring health care workers and their patients providing another avenue for Katie’s legacy to shine through others. The Katie McCarty CNA Scholarships will be available in the fall, spring, and summer of each year and will coincide with the CNA program at LLCC. Award amounts range up to $1,000 based on financial need.
For more information about educational grants and scholarships available through the Taylorville Memorial Foundation or to apply for a scholarship visit memorial.health/tmf or contact Raedena Ryan at 217-707-5271.