The Witham Health Services Foundation granted education loans to 13 students for a total of $12,000 for the Fall 2018 college semester. Pictured above are Emily Methany, Annette Preston - Witham Foundation Director, Heather Mullin, Cari Ann Walker, Haley Shirley, Craig Reagan, Brianna Morgan and Erik Hart. Not pictured are Andrew Howe, Travis Stevens, Kasey Copeland, Greg Gill, Austin Mills, Jeremy Smith and Breanna Rawlings.
Each year the Foundation provides educational loans to Boone County students and Witham employees. Loans are awarded to students pursuing degrees in healthcare professions. The loans may be repaid by the recipient once study is complete through hours worked at Witham Health Services after graduation. Since its inception in 1988, the loan program has provided more than $300,000 in educational loans to local students and employees.
Applicants must be legal residents of Boone County, Indiana and be enrolled in a full-time medical professional program fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting entity. Selection of loan recipients will not be based upon the financial needs of the applicant. First priority will be given to applicants who pursue educational programs of direct benefit to Witham Health Services. Upon completion of the course of study, applicants must agree to work at Witham Health Services until the loan funds received are repaid in full via hours worked, or monetarily repay the loan with interest. The medical education loan is intended to assist with tuition, books and other related expenses. The loan is limited to four (4) years of full-time study or less.