West Holt Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce Kayla Bouska and Kassidy Jelinek as their $500 spring scholarship recipients.
Bouska is a 2014 graduate of Stuart High School and is currently studying Radiologic Technology through the online program at Southeast Community College, Lincoln. Bouska was inspired to pursue this career path after participating in job shadow opportunities where she observed technicians using x-ray and Computed Tomography equipment.
Bouska shares, “I found the process to be fascinating and was impressed by their knowledge and caring attitudes. I hope to work with many of the health care professionals I met when I was growing up.”
Upon completion of her Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology, Bouska plans to return to rural Nebraska to launch her career.
Jelinek is a 2016 graduate of West Holt High School and is studying Biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. The job shadow experience at West Holt Medical Services helped shape Jelinek’s educational dreams.
“Learning how the human body operates and seeing the Physical Therapists interact with their patients, confirmed that I want to have a career in the medical field," Jelinek said.
Upon completion of her degree in Biology, Jelinek plans to apply to medical school and become a Surgeon.
“Having gone through several surgeries myself will help me relate to my patients," Jelinek said.
Since 1988 West Holt Medical Services Foundation has awarded over 200 scholarships to local students. The purpose of the scholarship awards are to provide financial assistance towards education opportunities for students pursuing a course of study in the medical or allied-health field and further encourage students to return to West Holt Medical Services for employment upon completion of their studies.
Four $500 scholarships are awarded each year, two in the fall and two in the spring. The next scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2017.
For more information visit www.westholtmed.org or call the Foundation at 402-925-1956.