Six Local Students Awarded Healthcare Scholarships From RWJ Rahway Auxilians

RAHWAY – Six local high school graduates received scholarships from the auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and the Gran Centurion of Clark to pursue careers in health care.

Five students were awarded $2,000 each under the Shirley Levitzky Scholarship, named after a dedicated member of the RWH Rahway Hospital Auxiliary. Scholarships funds are raised through donations, raffles and various vendor sales at the hospital. Members of the Auxiliary help select the winners based on academic performance, volunteer work, and leadership skills.

The five winners of the Levitzky scholarship are: Cranford resident Leah Quinn, Cranford High School, who will attend the University of Pennsylvania to study nursing ; Roselle resident Kaprice James, Abraham Clark High School, who plans to attend Rutgers University to study physical therapy; Rahway resident Megan Devitt, Academy of Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains, who plans to attend Duguesne University to become a physician assistant; Carteret resident Cilgy Abraham, Carteret High School, who plans to attend Rutgers to study nursing, and Roselle resident Blossom Carew, Abraham Clark High School, who plans to study nursing at Rutgers.

The winner of the Gran Centurion Twig Scholarship is Cranford resident Megan Byrne, Cranford High School, who plans to attend Loyola University to pursue a career as a speech pathologist.

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