Adirondack Health Foundation announces healthcare scholarship awardees

SARANAC LAKE – The Adirondack Health Foundation recently announced the awardees of annual scholarships for area students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

The $3,500 scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into courses of study leading to degrees in nursing or approved allied health careers.

Nicholas Boushie, of Tupper Lake, has been employed at Adirondack Health’s Mercy Living Center as a certified nursing assistant for the past four years. Beginning this fall, he will attend North Country Community College to pursue a certificate in practical nursing.

Kaitlyn Smith, of Bloomingdale, studies exercise science at SUNY Potsdam and aspires to become a physical therapist.

Ronell Joey Cainong, of Ray Brook, is employed as a phlebotomist at Adirondack Medical Center and enrolled in the clinical laboratory technology program at SUNY Broome.

“The Adirondack Health Foundation is proud and pleased to grant scholarships to each of these three promising students,” said Hannah Hanford, the Foundation’s executive director. “They represent the next generation of caring healthcare professionals and will follow our region’s long, strong tradition of giving compassionate, technically advanced patient care.”

Awardees maintaining a “B” or better grade point average will qualify for a second year scholarship.

For more information, call the Adirondack Health Foundation office at 518-897-2370 or visit adirondackhealth.org.