Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation awards 2020 scholarships

Published: Sept. 9, 2020

ST. JOHNS, MI – Clinton County students pursuing healthcare careers recently received $2,000 each in scholarship assistance from the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation in St. Johns.

2020 Whyman Scholarship winners are Kate Bellgowan of DeWitt, attending Michigan State University for pre-medical science; Grace Boak of Fowler, Saginaw Valley State University, occupational therapy; Rebecca Bovee of DeWitt, Ferris State University, pharmacy; Olivia Hall of DeWitt, Grand Valley State University, nursing; Megan Ladiski of St. Johns, Grand Valley State University, clinical psychology; Erin Middleton of St. Johns, Central Michigan University, recreational therapy and psychology; Meagan Moeggenborg of St. Johns, Northern Michigan University, clinical laboratory science; Jordyn Rademacher of Fowler, Central Michigan University, dietetics and child development; Claudia Thelen of Westphalia, Grand Valley State University, exercise science; and Morgan Thelen of Westphalia, Grand Valley State University, allied health science - respiratory care.

The Merten and Geraldine Whyman Health Careers Scholarship Fund, an endowment fund established in 1986, provides annual scholarships for education in a health-related field to Clinton County residents. The fund has grown, thanks to additional contributions by community members. To date, 312 students have received Whyman scholarships, representing a total education investment of more than $336,600.

For more information about this scholarship or other philanthropic projects, call the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Foundation at 989.227.3323.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit