Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Honoring her legacy.
Elaine died in February of 2009 after a battle with breast cancer. She is remembered for her life of service as a nurse at the Milbridge Medical Center. For more than 30 years, Elaine was the face of compassion in Milbridge, caring for everyone from newborns to seniors. She had a dry wit and a kind word for everyone. It was said once that Dr. Carl Aselton was the head of the medical center but Elaine was the heart. She loved being a nurse. Anyone who knew Elaine well, this was one of those rare, truly good people, you may only meet once in a lifetime. Her only motivation was to help people.
And so, an outpouring of love after her death prompted the WHRL to establish a nursing scholarship in her name. Her legacy of compassion will continue with the recipients of her scholarship as they continue her mission to help others. The scholarships are funded in part by the Annual Elaine Hill Memorial Walk/Run.
Sponsored by the Women for Healthy Rural Living, the Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to residents of Washington and Hancock County who are pursuing a post-secondary nursing education (either an associate degree or BS).
EHMN scholarships are up to $2,500 for one year only and are non-renewable. Applicants may be high school seniors or any person pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree.
Entering college students will receive the award upon proof of successful completion of the first semester of college with a C+ average or better. Currently enrolled college students with a strong record will receive the award before the start of the next semester.
Recipients will have demonstrated those qualities of character, caring, and compassion, as well as academic excellence.
The 2021 application deadline is May 15.