The Friends of Meriter awarded two Madison East High School seniors with college scholarships.
Rachelle Herrin and Tenzin Tsegyal each received a $2,000 scholarship. Herrin is the daughter of Jeanne Herrin, a Meriter Hospital nurse and Tsegyal, is the son of Tsering Lhamo, a Meriter certified nursing assistant.
Tips from Meriter’s Greenbush Garden Bistro, Dr. Joe’s Coffee Clinic and valet parking finance the scholarship program.
Nineteen scholarships were given to area high school seniors who plan to pursue health care careers.
Four of the students have a parent who works at Meriter. The students were recognized at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 4.
Since its formation in 1987, Friends of Meriter has awarded $356,000 worth of scholarships to 336 high school students pursuing a health care career.