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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation Awards $80,000 in Healthcare Career Scholarships


The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation board has named four recipients of the 2018 Healthcare Career Scholarship. David Curry, Lindsey Goodwin, Katie Hunsley all of Lincoln and Hannah Freer of Mt. Pulaski were selected as recipients after a rigorous application process that included three rounds of interviews with members of the ALMH leadership team and foundation directors.  Each student will receive $20,000 to help fund their pursuit of a degree.  The award includes an agreement to work at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) in Lincoln following graduation. 

Sarah Helm, executive director of the ALMH Foundation reports that the foundation has made a commitment to invest in the future workforce of ALMH through its healthcare career scholarship program.  Since 2013, the foundation board has awarded over $350,000 to students pursuing degrees in healthcare with intentions to work at ALMH after graduation.  Helm says the opportunity is possible thanks to the generosity of donors. 

“Supporting the studies of students who have made job commitments to ALMH reflects the mission of both the foundation and the hospital,” said Eric Graue, chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We are confident that we are doing the right thing for the students, the hospital, and our community.”

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based critical access hospital serving the people of Logan and eastern Mason County. The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation was formed in 1986 to support the mission of ALMH. Contributions to the scholarship fund are always welcome. To learn more about this and other foundation programs, contact Sarah Helm at 217-605-5006 or visit