2012 Scholarship and Grant Report


The HL Snyder Medical Foundation (“HLSMF”) announces the awarding of the 2012 scholarships and grants to local Winfield students who are pursuing careers in healthcare.  

The HLSMF Trustees formally welcomed the 2012 class of scholarship and grant recipients during a reception held at the Harbor at Winfield High School. On hand to congratulate the recipients were HLSMF trustees, family and friends.  After an opening address, Scholarship Committee Chair, Hannelore Snyder Brown, presented each scholarship recipient with a certificate designating his or her scholarship or grant amount.  “Since the inception of the HLSMF Scholarship and Grant Program, we’ve seen a trend of younger siblings following their brothers or sisters into some facet of healthcare.  That continuity is vitally important.  Building a new dynasty of Winfield healthcare professionals is a tradition the HLSMF is proud to support.” said Snyder Brown.  Recipients were individually congratulated by Trustees and Scholarship Committee members, Bob Bourdette (HLSMF President). David Andreas, Katie Eastman, and Lucy Freeman as well as USD 465 Superintendent, JC Campbell.   A total of $60,500 in scholarships and grants was awarded.  

Jared Albright a graduate student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas received a $2000 scholarship. 

Joseph Albright is a freshman at Fort Hays State University, majoring in Pre-Medicine and received a $1000 grant. 

Jaden Bailey was presented with a $3000 scholarship.  Bailey is studying Dentistry at UMKC School of Dentistry.

Katie Bevilacqua is a second year student in the School of Dentistry at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.  Katie received a $1000 scholarship. 

Emily Bosie is a freshmen studying Pre-Nursing at the University of Kansas.  Emily received a $1000 grant. 

Race Creeden is beginning his first year of the accelerated 6 year BS/MD program at University of Missouri-Kansas City received a $500 grant. 

Cindy Groene received a $1000 scholarship and is pursuing her Family Nurse Practioners degree from Wichita State University.

Jacque Hill received a $1000 scholarship.  Hill is pursing a Ph.D in Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Kelli Price Huser was awarded a $1000 grant to complete her degree in Radiology Technology at Labette Community College. 

Matt Kaiser is a freshman at Fort Hays State University, majoring Pre-Physical Therapy, and received a $1000 grant. 

Rachel Kaiser a junior at University of Kansas-Medical Center, was awarded a $2000 scholarship.  Rachel is in the School of Nursing. 

Ryan Kilby in order to advance as a Paramedic/EMT, Ryan is studying for a degree in Organizational Management and Leadership at Friends University.  Ryan received a $1000 scholarship. 

Hannah Langley, a Pre-Medicine junior at Oklahoma State University, was awarded a $2000 grant.

Braeden Lewis was awarded a $1,500 grant and is a Pre-Medicine major at Cowley County Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Kansas. 

Megan Lounds $2000, a junior at the University of Kansas studying Neuropsychology received a $2000 scholarship. 

Nyasha Maforo a junior at Fort Hays State University was awarded a $1500 scholarship.  Nyasha is pursuing a degree in Physics and intends to become a Medical Physicist.  

Josh McNown was awarded a $1500 grant and is a Pre-Medicine major at Wichita State University. 

Katie McNutt $1500 a junior Physical Therapy Assistant major at Hutchinson Community College received a $1500 grant.

Emily Meyer is completing her MRI studies at Washburn University and received a $2000 scholarship. 

Emily Miller a sophomore at Oklahoma State University studying Speech Pathology and received a $1,500 grant.

Jessica Niederee a third year Dentistry student, was awarded a $3000 scholarship.

Daelor Osen a junior at Hutchinson Community College received a $1500 scholarship.  Daelor is pursing a degree in Radiology Technology. 

Kari Reed a Pre-Nursing sophomore at Hutchinson Community College was awarded a $1500 grant.

Benet Ruggles a sophomore in Athletic Training/Physicians Assistant studies at Kansas State University received a $2000 grant.

Alex Thomas was awarded a $1000 grant to pursue his EMT-B certification at Cowley County Community College. 

Craig Turner was presented with a $3000 scholarship.  Turner is a fourth year student in the accelerated BS/MD program at UMKC. 

Heath Turner is beginning his first year of the accelerated 6 year BS/MD program at University of Missouri-Kansas City received a $500 grant.

Echo Vaden was awarded a $1000 grant.  Echo was accepted to the EMT-RN Bridging Program at Hutchinson Community College. 


Alexandra Young studying at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Occupational Therapy received a $3,000 scholarship. 
Brandi Young received a $1000 grant and is a Pre-Physical Therapy major at Southwestern College. 
Megan Ziegler University of Kansas, Pharmacy major was awarded a $2000 scholarship.


In a collaborative effort between USD 465, Winfield High School, Ark City High School, Cowley County Community College and HLSMF, a grant program was established to encourage and foster high school students interested in medical careers.  The Marvin Estes and Dolly Bonfy Healthcare grant was awarded to students who will receive their Certified Nurses Aide and/or certification through Cowley County Community College.  Students were required to satisfactorily complete their Healthcare Exploration classes, have an above average GPA, 2 letters of reference along with full grant application for review by the HLSMF Scholarship Committee.  This year’s awardees are: 

Cerina Banks 
Rachel Bruce
Kayla Crane
Eraina Crisp
Stevie Guffey
Cristin Miller
Mallory Moberly
Haydee Morraz-Castillo
Kai McClure
Caitlin Ott
Miranda Otte
Darian Ramirez
Rachel Tapia

The Scholarship Committee works in conjunction with Winfield High School teachers, Mr. Greg Carver, Mr. Rob Fields and WHS administrators to award $500 grants to 2012 WHS graduates who intend to study in healthcare related fields.  

Halee Broadhurst
Catherine Mendoza
Heath Turner
Race Creeden
Caitlyn Ulbrich