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Jess Parrish Medical Foundation and Parrish Medical Center Auxiliary Award Scholarships for Study in Healthcare and Medicine

TITUSVILLE, FLA. (May 13, 2021) — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) and Parrish Medical Center (PMC) Auxiliary awarded $23,500 in scholarships to 10 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 $450,000 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.

“It has been a privilege to partner with Jess Parrish Medical Foundation to support the educational endeavors of our future healthcare professionals,” said Glad Kurian, BIMDA honorary executive director. “It is gratifying to know that BIMDA’s contributions to the scholarship program have impacted the educational and career goals of so many accomplished students in our community.”

This year’s scholarship winners include, from Astronaut High School, Kaylynn Gil and Emma Regan; Edgewood Jr./Sr. High awardee Arun Jagarlamudi; and Titusville High School recipients Paige Murrill and Julia Simonsen.

College students awarded scholarships include Eboni Arnold, University of Miami; Maddalena Fairchild, Florida Institute of Technology; Brooke Kelleher, Florida Gulf Coast University; Gabriella Lloyd, University of North Carolina; and Kayla Ouellette from Eastern Florida State College.

Thanks to BIMDA’s support, Eboni Arnold, Arun Jagarlamudi, Gabriella Lloyd, Paige Murrill and Julia Simonsen were each awarded additional scholarship funds.

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 affiliation.

“This year’s scholarship recipients were again exceptional and we look to them to lead the next generation in shaping the future of healthcare,” said Matthew Morak, JPMF Director. “I would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to BIMDA; Ron Norris Honda, Ford, Buick & GMC; Barbara and Terry Terhune; and Rachel and Bill Terry for their generous scholarship gifts 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; Natalie Sellers; Philip Simpson, PhD; and Barbara Terhune, committee chair.

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.