TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 14, 2019) — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC)
Auxiliary awarded $44,000 in scholarships to 22 outstanding college students
and graduating high school seniors that distinguished themselves through
passionate dedication to their communities and a pursuit of studies in
the fields of medicine or healthcare.
Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association (BIMDA), generous
donor to the JPMF scholarship program, is dedicated to supporting future
generations of healthcare professionals. BIMDA committed funds through
2021 allowing for additional scholarships to be awarded annually.
“BIMDA is honored to play a role in supporting the educational dreams
of our future healthcare professionals,” said Glad Kurian, honorary
executive director. “The entire community benefits when we invest
in the future of our healthcare.”
Thanks to BIMDA’s support, three students were each awarded an additional
This year’s scholarship winners include, from Astronaut High School,
Briana Bellamy, Sarah Curtis, Gabrielle Maggard and Carson Marsh. Titusville
High School recipients include Madison Barbour, Joshalyn Butler, Trevor
Denson, Morgan Duncan, Ethan Gerwig, Gabriella Lloyd, Manaiya Parnell,
Lauren Pataky, and Morgan Robinson.
College students awarded scholarships include Eboni Arnold, University
of Miami; Jessica O’Bryan and Lisa Patel, University of South Florida;
Allison Hilton, Jessica Matteson, Abby Recicar and Makayla Rymkos, University
of Central Florida; Tran Tram-Anh, University of Florida; and Shannon
Washington from Bethel University.
Scholarship committee chair Bill Terry led the committee through the process
of evaluating applicants in the areas of academic performance, awards
and honors, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service
and work experience, recommendation letters, application essay and PMC/JPMF
“All of our recipients are exceptional and we look to them to lead
the next generation in shaping the future of healthcare. We are delighted
to be able to award our scholarships to such accomplished and deserving
students," said Terry. “I would also like to extend heartfelt
thanks to BIMDA, and to Barbara and Terry Terhune for their generous sponsorship
of $1,000 toward the scholarship fund which allowed for additional students
to be awarded.”
Committee members include Delores Abraham; Santi Bulnes; Deborah Cox; Dot
Hudson; Terry Lee; Bill McCarthy; Josh Norris; Howard Rinker, DDS; Philip
Simpson, PhD; and Barbara Terhune.
JPMF is investing in the future by awarding medical scholarships to residents
in North Brevard County who are pursuing careers that one day will provide
healing to our community.