UM Health-Sparrow Carson awards scholarships to students

Published: June 11, 2024

CARSON CITY, MI – University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Carson has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Gratiot and Montcalm County high school students who intend to pursue higher education in a health-related field.

The scholarships are being awarded with the hope of supporting the graduates in achieving their goals and, in turn, encouraging them to assist UM Health-Sparrow Carson’s highly skilled team members in their efforts to provide leading-edge and compassionate care close to home.

2024 UM Health-Sparrow Health Care Scholarship recipients for Gratiot and Montcalm County are:

  • Addison Shearer, of Alma, who plans to study Nursing at the University of Michigan.
  • Michael Stout, of Howard City, who plans to study Biology at the University of Michigan.

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UM Health-Sparrow Carson Scholarship Award

Addison Shearer (center), recipient of a 2024 University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Health Care Scholarship for Gratiot and Montcalm counties, is pictured with UM Health-Sparrow Carson President Mark Brisboe and UM Health-Sparrow Carson Chief Nursing Officer Mariah Hesse. Not pictured: scholarship recipient Michael Stout.


University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. Johns, as well as UM Health-Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Care Network, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. UM Health-Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 team members, UM Health-Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit