Junior Volunteer Scholarships

Junior Volunteer Scholarship

Meet the Most Recent Recipients of South Nassau’s Dorothy M. Sharer Junior Volunteer Health Care Scholarships

Each year, South Nassau Communities Hospital recognizes local high school graduating seniors with the Dorothy M. Sharer Health Care Scholarship, given to outstanding junior volunteers at the hospital who plan to pursue a career in health care. The scholarships range between $250 and $1,000.

The late Dorothy M. Sharer was a devoted and beloved volunteer at South Nassau for more than 30 years, who dedicated her life to serving others through volunteerism. Recipients of the scholarship emulate Ms. Sharer’s traits while demonstrating a desire to pursue degrees in higher education that would prepare them for careers in health care.

“Each recipient embodies Dorothy’s spirit of selflessness and the joy she received from working with and helping others,” said Anne Marie Fernandez, South Nassau’s Director of Volunteer Services. “The scholarship recipients, as well as their fellow junior volunteers, are commended for their good works in support of the hospital and its patients.”

Volunteering at South Nassau can be both satisfying and enriching. No experience is necessary: Anyone with a little spare time, an easy smile and a kind heart qualifies. Junior high and high school-aged young adults can volunteer after school, on weekends or during spring and summer breaks. It's not only an excellent opportunity to help others, but also a great way to get a firsthand look at the health care field for those considering the field as a career.

2018 Recipients of South Nassau’s Dorothy M. Sharer Health Care Scholarship

2018 Recipients of South Nassau’s Dorothy M. Sharer Health Care Scholarship

South Nassau awarded the 2018 Dorothy M. Sharer Scholarship to three South Nassau junior volunteers and high school graduates. Johnnise Wright of Freeport High School, third from left; Jaren Hausknecht of Lynbrook High School, fourth from left; and Natalie Geltman of George W. Hewlett High School, not pictured, contributed a combined 763 hours running errands, caring for patients and lending a hand on nursing units. Hausknecht also volunteered at South Nassau’s SIBSPlace®, a support program for children with a parent or sibling who is seriously ill.
 
The volunteers plan to pursue careers in the health care field at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida; Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; and University of Florida at Gainesville, respectively. The recipients pose with, from left, Joe Calderone, senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Development; Mary Golden, director of Human Resources; Christina Kozer, coordinator, Volunteer Services; Anne Fernandez, director of Volunteer Services; Joshua Yedvab, vice president of network development; and Suzanne Kornblatt, director of SIBSPlace.
 
The Dorothy M. Sharer Scholarship recognizes graduating high school seniors who have donated a minimum of 100 hours to South Nassau; plan to pursue a career in the health care field; and elicit high praise from staff and the junior volunteer supervisor. The award is given in memory of volunteer Dorothy M. Sharer, who tirelessly served at South Nassau for more than 30 years.

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