Volunteers Award Student Scholarships

Pictured right: Current/former patient scholarship recipient Kristen Branham with the Volunteer Scholarship Committee. Kristen was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12 and has been an active part of Children's Hospital ever since (both as a patient and a VolunTeen). Kristen plans to become a Child Life Specialist when she graduates.
Last week, the Children’s Hospital Volunteer Council awarded eight area teenagers with scholarships for college.

The recipients of the 3rd annual award presentation are members of the hospital’s VolunTeen program, current/former patients, or both.

Applicants were required to write essays about their volunteer experience. Winners were then selected by a committee. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Kristen Branham received the current/former patient scholarship
  • Destiny Simpson received the Taylor Corum Memorial scholarship
  • Hayley Edwards, Hannah Lawson, and Lindsey Troop received VolunTeen scholarships
  • Delaney Allison, Brandon Rowell, and Sarah Wilbanks received book scholarships

Funding for the scholarships came from various Volunteer events throughout the year, including managing game-day parking during football season.