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Jupiter Medical Center Awards $5,000 in Merit Scholarships to Local Students

Jupiter Medical Center Awards $5,000 in Merit Scholarships to Local Students

Since 2018, the program has awarded $20,000 to local high school students pursuing career paths tied to health care or hospital services

The leader in quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the Advisory Committee for Excellence (ACE) Scholarship Program for 2023. Open to dependents of Jupiter Medical Center team members, the program awards up to five eligible local high school students each year through a competitive application process. This year, five students were awarded $1,000 each toward their collegiate endeavors, with the scholarship monies being sent directly to the recipients’ chosen colleges.

All five scholarship recipients were recognized recently at a reception hosted by the ACE Committee, with each student's parents, relatives and family members in attendance. The Scholarship program is overseen by Julia Click, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, and Patricia N. Montoya-Lecaroz serves as ACE Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

“It is so rewarding to see these students' impressive accomplishments during their high school careers,” says Click. “Since 2018, the ACE Scholarship Program has been an important part of how Jupiter Medical Center gives back to our community and supports the development of our future workforce. We know these students will continue to excel in the next phase of their education.”

The recipients for 2023, all graduates of Palm Beach County high schools, are:

Aleena Blasky, who will pursue a Biochemistry degree at the University of North Florida, and her twin sister, Leilah Blasky, who will enroll in the University of South Florida in an Early Childhood Education program. The Blasky sisters have also volunteered at Jupiter Medical Center throughout high school. Their mother is a JMC team member.

Angelina Clark, who will attend the University of South Florida for a joint Biomedical Science and Spanish degree program. Both of Clark’s parents are team members at JMC.

Matthew Coquillette, who will attend St. Francis College for a Business degree. His mother is employed at JMC.

Andrea Ortiz-Garcia, who will attend Palm Beach State College for a Physical Therapy degree. Her mother is a JMC team member.

To apply, students must submit the completed application package, including references, a personal essay, high school transcript, GPA, chosen post-high school plan and college major. Prospective applicants must pursue a course of study in health care or one that is a prerequisite for a career in health care.

ACE, composed of volunteer team members from across the 1,800-person organization, judges each application blindly on its merits. Since 2018, up to five $1,000 scholarships have been available yearly; to date, $20,000 has been awarded. ACE is also responsible for planning volunteer activities to enrich the lives of team members, their families and the greater community throughout the year, including annual holiday gift drives and beach clean-ups.

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