Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Warm Hearth Foundation’s Employee Growth and Development fund, eight Warm Hearth Village employees have received a total of $10,500 in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 each this spring.
Scholarship funds will help some recipients pay for job-related certifications to become certified nursing assistants and registered medical assistants. Others are undergraduate students at local colleges and universities who will use their scholarships toward their tuition and textbooks.
The scholarship recipients are Abbey Stone, $1500 toward undergrad studies in dietetics at Virginia Tech; Alaina Lafon, $1500 toward undergrad studies in nursing at Radford University; Izabelle Thompson, $1500 toward Physician Assistant graduate studies at Wingate University; Larissa Gilbert, $1500 toward undergrad studies in nursing at New River Community College; Stephanie Mendoza, $1500 toward undergrad studies in nursing at New River Community College; Amy Greer, $1000 for certification to become a registered medical assistant; Tiffany Peteritis $1000 for certification to become a certified nursing assistant; and Tiffany Sherman, $1000 for certification to become a registered medical assistant.
Warm Hearth Vice President and CEO Brad Dalton said about the scholarships, “We are so proud of our hard-working employees who continually strive to learn and grow to better serve Warm Hearth residents.”