Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Burdonne Young Scholarship Recipients
GULFPORT, Miss. —The Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced the winners of the 2020 Burdonne Young Scholarships. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Burdonne Young, affectionately known as “Ms. Memorial,” who was a nurse for Memorial for more than 50 years. These scholarships are awarded annually to dependents of Memorial employees who will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a college or university in the fall or are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university.
Memorial Hospital Foundation selects six candidates to receive the Burdonne Young Scholarships. The Scholarships are made possible by the estate of Burdonne Young and Memorial employees who donate funds through the Foundation Employee Campaign to the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund. Since 2001, 84 individuals have been awarded $54,000 in scholarships from the Burdonne Young Scholarship Fund.
The 2020 scholarship recipients are as follows:
Spencer Davitt Hammond. Spencer attends the University of South Alabama where he majors in Speech and Hearing Sciences and maintains a 4.0 GPA. He also scored a 32 on his ACT.
Kaitlyn Nicole Hazen. Kaitlyn attended West Harrison High School where she attained a 3.8 GPA and scored a 30 on the ACT. She plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Demetria Labat. Demetria attended West Harrison High School where she attained a 4.0 GPA and scored a 28 on the ACT. She plans to attend Jackson State University in the fall majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Christian Manganti. Christian attends University of South Alabama where he maintains a 4.0 GPA. He also scored a 36 on the ACT. He plans to enroll in USA’s College of Medicine in the fall to pursue a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Aniyah Oliver. Aniyah attended Harrison Central High School where she attained a 3.96 GPA and scored a 28 on her ACT. She plans to attend Northwestern University in the fall majoring in Neuroscience (Pre-Med).
Jacob Wilson. Jacob attends Mississippi State University where he majors in Biochemistry and maintains a 4.0 GPA. He also scored a 33 on the ACT.
Memorial Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to assist Memorial Hospital in “building a healthier community.” To achieve this mission, the Foundation provides financial support to Memorial Hospital, its patients, and employees. 100% of donations to the Foundation stay in our community to help our neighbors in need. For more information on the Memorial Hospital Foundation, contact Foundation President Aimee Robertson, (228) 865-3051.