Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) awarded $17,000 in scholarships
to 19 high school and college students for the 2012–2013 school
year. Recipients live in the North Brevard County Hospital District and
are pursuing a career in a health-related field. JPMF has been awarding
scholarships to deserving students since 1990.
This year’s scholarship winners were: Taylor Burnsed, Katherine Ivey,
Linda Ostrowsky, Sarah Oswald, Kristina Springer and Megan Witcher –
Astronaut High School; Mariah Jackson and Megan Le – Cocoa Beach
Jr./Sr. High School; Hsin “Betty” Yeh – Edgewood Jr./Sr.
High School; Emily Catizone and Corbin Wratchford – Space Coast
Jr./Sr. High School; Amanda Cox, Quinlann David, Joseph Dean and Eric
Gullikson – Titusville High School; Edith Bracho-Sanchez –
New York University School of Medicine; Alexandra Parrish and Steven Raymond
– University of Florida; and Reanne Graves – University of
The JPMF scholarship committee is chaired by Bill Terry, who has been a
volunteer at Parrish Medical Center (PMC) since 1994. Mr. Terry has accumulated
more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service at PMC and has been on the
JPMF Board of Directors since 2007. Other committee members are Santi
Bulnes, Dot Hudson, Ron Norris, Howard Rinker, DDS, Barbara Terhune and
John Weaver. “The scholarship committee takes their task of evaluating
the applicants very seriously. It is with great pleasure we are able to
award such deserving students these scholarships,” said Terry.