Community, Kelsey Hospital, United Hospital

Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals Award Scholarships

Six Students Receive Help with College Tuition

GREENVILLE, Mich., June 21, 2022 – Six college-bound students pursuing careers in the medical field have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Spectrum Health Foundation and medical staff at United Hospital in Greenville and Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview.

The annual scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement, and the student’s acceptance to a college or university to pursue a degree in the medical profession.

“Helping deserving students as they pursue higher education goals in health care is a highlight of our year,” said Shelly Westbrook, director, Spectrum Health Foundation United and Kelsey Hospitals. “We’re very proud to support and encourage these students as it’s an investment in the future of health care in our region.”

The scholarship program is intended to help offset the cost of higher education and to encourage students to pursue health care careers in our communities. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be admitted to an accredited college or university.

Scholarship recipients are Carlie Peterman and Nadia Houssein, Greenville High School; Riley Devereaux, Lakeview High School; Cayden Steinebach, Cedar Springs High School; Brenden Niemic, Belding High School; and Richard Drilling, Tri County High School.

Peterman will be attending the University of Michigan to study healthcare and business.

Houssein will also attend the University of Michigan to pursue pre-medicine pathology.

Devereaux will attend Aquinas College to pursue a biology degree.

Steinebach is planning a career in pharmaceutical research and will attend Grand Valley State University.

Niemic will attend Montcalm Community College to pursue a career in nursing and pediatric oncology.

Drilling will attend Michigan State University to pursue a degree in in pre-medicine.

“We congratulate these students, and along with members of our community, we wish them the very best as they pursue their college and career goals,” Westbrook said.


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Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

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