EUPORA, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora has awarded three scholarships to recent area high school graduates.
Sydney Ferguson was awarded the Harold H. Whitaker Educational Scholarship. Ferguson is a 2019 graduate of East Webster High School and is the daughter of Phil and Sara Ferguson of Mantee. She plans to attend Mississippi College in Clinton and major in biochemistry. The Whitaker Scholarship was established in 2005 to recognize the career of long-time NMMC-Eupora administrator and former hospital board chairman and board member Harold Whitaker.
Bailey Brown, a 2019 East Webster High School graduate, was the recipient of an NMMC-Eupora Health Career Scholarship. Brown plans to attend Mississippi State University in Starkville and major in psychology. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jessica Brown of Eupora.
Kaelin Turner, a 2019 Eupora High School graduate, was the recipient of an NMMC-Eupora Health Career Scholarship. Turner plans to attend Holmes Community College in Goodman and then the University of Mississippi in Oxford and major in biological sciences. She is the daughter of Andy and Kim Turner of Eupora.
The scholarships are awarded through the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi to graduating high school seniors pursuing a health care career. Applicants are judged on ACT score, high school transcript, curriculum taken as it pertains to the chosen field, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and their personal statements.
For more information on the endowed scholarship funds, call NMMC-Eupora at (662) 258-6221 or the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi at (662) 377-3163.