The Taylorville Memorial Foundation announced the winners of the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship and the John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship July 19.
Thanks to generous donations to the funds, the Butterfield family was able to award additional scholarships for this 2023 award cycle.
The following four college sophomores were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship:
Luke Markwell received the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship. He attends Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and majors in nursing.
Gracie Shemwell received the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship. She attends Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and majors in nursing.
Riley Brown received the John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship. She attends Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and majors in integrative biology and pre-veterinary sciences.
Elizabeth Schafer received the John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship. She attends Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, and studies science and agriculture.
As a charter member of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation (now the Taylorville Memorial Foundation), Carolyn Butterfield understood the importance of a rural hospital. Through a trust, she provided an endowment that funds annual scholarships. She wanted to financially assist Christian County students who pursue a career in health care, especially in the field of nursing.
The John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from a central Illinois high school, with priority given to a Christian County resident, and has completed the first year in an agriscience or food nutrition program at a two- or four-year college or university.
For more information about educational grants and scholarships available through the Taylorville Memorial Foundation, visit memorial.health/tmf.