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Release Date: 6/20/2013

Scholarship recipients announced

2013 SchoNineteen Students Earn $150,000 in Scholarships

Nineteen Students Earn $150,000 in Scholarships

St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for 2013. This is the eighth year for the scholarship program, which is named in honor of Norbert Siegfried, one of the founding fathers of St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s board of directors.

This year, 19 new scholarships, totaling approximately $150,000, were awarded – 15 through the St. Anthony’s Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Employees program and four through the St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship program. New scholarship recipients from both programs were honored at a reception at St. Anthony’s on June 17.

The Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for Sons and Daughters of Employees are awarded to children of St. Anthony’s employees who are academically qualified with demonstrated financial need. The Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to children of St. Anthony’s employees who have earned exemplary grades. Students in both programs will receive support to pursue an undergraduate degree in any field of study at any four-year college or university in Missouri, Southern Illinois University or the University of Illinois-Urbana.

St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation provided funding for both scholarship programs. The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation accepted and reviewed the applications and selected the recipients. When this year’s awards are distributed, it is estimated that St. Anthony’s will be providing over $560,000 in scholarships in support of 75 students. Since the inception of the program in 2006, the scholarship programs will have provided 213 students with almost $3.4 million in scholarship support.

Recipients of the Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships include: Forest Hunter of Belleville, Jacob Kaltenbronn of Pevely, Brendan Keller of Oakville, and Brian Pence, Jr., of South St. Louis County.

Recipients of the Norbert Siegfried Scholarships for Sons and Daughters include: Amer Avdagic of O’Fallon, Mo., Selma Avdagic of O’Fallon, Mo., Shelby Brigman of Belleville, Kelsey Bruns of De Soto, Bethany Christopher of Waterloo, Abigail Clements of East Carondelet, Mesud Dedic of South St. Louis County, Allison Eckert of Columbia, Il., John Kempa of Hillsboro, Mary Kosta of South St. Louis County, Robert Lang, Jr., of South St. Louis County, Haley Martin of Imperial, Oluwashayo Oginni of Florissant, Nathan Setlich of Fenton, Tyler Smith of Fenton, and Anna Watson of South St. Louis County.

St. Anthony’s established the innovative scholarship program in 2006 as a way to invest in the future of the sons and daughters of the Medical Center’s employees through education. This program is one of the largest of its kind in the community and one of the best offered by an employer in the St. Louis area.

The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation has been helping St. Louisans put charitable dollars to work addressing the issues most important to them in the communities they care about since 1915. It is a nonprofit, charitable service provider, supporting more than 400 charitable funds totaling $225 million in assets and distributing $20 million in grants annually. Each fund represents a unique charitable giving partnership with an area individual, family or business. More information on the Foundation is available at www.stlouisgives.org.

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