TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 5, 2020) — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC)
Auxiliary awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to 11 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. Since 1990, JPMF has
awarded more than $400,000 to deserving students.
Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association (BIMDA), generous
donor to the JPMF scholarship program, and dedicated to supporting future
generations of healthcare professionals, committed funds through 2021
allowing for additional scholarships to be awarded.
“BIMDA is honored to partner with Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
in supporting the educational endeavors of our future healthcare professionals,”
said Glad Kurian, honorary executive director. “It is gratifying
to know that BIMDA’s contributions to the scholarship program are
assisting the award recipients in pursuing their educational and career
This year’s scholarship winners include, from Astronaut High School,
Jordyn Barkhausen and Alisa Rendina; Merritt Island Christian awardee
Brooke Kelleher; Richard Aviles from Merritt Island High School; and Titusville
High School recipients Kenzington Allender and Siya Patel.
College students awarded scholarships include Hannah Barrow, Eastern Florida
State College; Maddalena Fairchild, Florida Institute of Technology; Allison
Hilton, University of Central Florida; Gabriella Lloyd, University of
North Carolina; and Jessica O’Bryan from the University of South Florida.
Thanks to BIMDA’s support, Kenzington Allender, Alisa Rendina, Allison
Hilton, Gabriella Lloyd and Jessica O’Bryan were each awarded additional
Scholarship committee chair Barbara Terhune 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 Jessie Kirk, JPMF Board Chair. “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 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.