Scholarships

Three families have created a legacy by establishing scholarships through Med Center Health Foundation. Their legacy to change lives and improve the health of our community is shown through the individuals who are touched by their gifts.

The James W. Brite (d.) and Mary Carolyn Wolfe Brite Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was created by James W. Brite (d.) and Mary Carolyn Wolfe Brite to support those pursuing their nursing degree.

Mrs. Brite served as a nurse for many years and knows first-hand the importance and the vital role it plays in healthcare. Her dedication and passion for making sure there is help for those needing financial support is overwhelming.

This scholarship will help fulfill the need for nurses for future generations. This scholarship is available to Commonwealth Health Corporation employees who have been accepted into a Western Kentucky University nursing program.

Please contact the Foundation at 270-745-1543 for more information.

The Carrel K. Sumner (d.) Family Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Carrel K. Sumner and in recognition of his lifelong dedication to healthcare and education, his family has established the Carrel K. Sumner Family Memorial Scholarship.

Mr. Sumner devoted more than 38 years of his life to healthcare in Southcentral Kentucky through his service at Commonwealth Health Corporation. For this reason, CHC has matched the initial endowment gift with an additional $50,000 contribution. His legacy will continue to change lives and improve the health of our community for many generations to come.

The scholarship will support a full time or part time CHC employee/spouse or child of a CHC employee attending Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green Technical College or Draughons Junior College who demonstrates financial need. Area of study and its appropriateness to healthcare will be considered.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to one student or divided between two students. Mr. Sumner’s legacy will continue to change lives and improve the health of our community for many generations to come through this annual scholarship.

Please contact the Foundation at 270-745-1543 for more information.

The Gary Alan Woodward Nursing Scholarship

Med Center Health Foundation, through the generosity of Jacque Woodward and her family, has created a scholarship in memory of Gary Alan Woodward, her husband, to help future nurses. Gary Alan Woodward was an RN who served his community with dedication and honor, and who died of COVID-19. This scholarship will continue his legacy.

The scholarship will support a Med Center Health employee who has been accepted into a Western Kentucky University nursing program.

Download the application for details. Please contact the Foundation at 270-745-1543 for more information.