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GMC Foundation Awards Three Scholarships


Glendive, Montana, July 24, 2014 - The Glendive Medical Center (GMC) Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.

The August and Mary Sobotka Endowed Scholarship of $5,000.00 has been awarded to Tricia Rittal of Glendive. Tricia graduated from Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming in 2006, and is in her fourth year of undergraduate school, working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She attends Montana Tech in Butte. As an RN for GMC, Tricia has been instrumental in working to obtain the "Baby Friendly" designation for the Medical Center.

The MJB Scholarship for Nursing for $1,000.00 was awarded to Sadie Sampson of Glendive. A 2011 graduate of Dawson County High School, Sadie is in her third year of studying nursing at Montana State University in Bozeman. Throughout her educational career, Sadie has been an outstanding athlete. She is an employee in the Social Services department at GMC, and is an active volunteer.

The Foundation was pleased to add a new scholarship this year. The Providers Scholarship for Nursing for $1,000.00 was created by the Medical Staff at GMC. This year's award goes to McKenzie Petty of Glendive. A 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School, McKenzie is in her third year of studying nursing at Montana Tech in Butte. McKenzie was a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Extended Care at GMC before obtaining her RN in 2011. She now works in Acute Care at the Medical Center.

Commenting on the winners this year, Carol Condon, Foundation Director, shared that the Foundation selection committee was overwhelmed by the talent and compassion exhibited in the scholarship interviews. "These three young women are extremely committed to caring for patients at GMC, and we see a bright future for this facility with quality staff members such as Tricia, Sadie and McKenzie."

If you would like more information about creating a pass-through scholarship, or establishing an endowment for a scholarship, please contact Carol Condon in the GMC Foundation office at 345-8996. Certain gifts may allow donors great tax savings while taking advantage of the Montana Endowment Tax Credit for their scholarship donation.