The children of four St. John's Health System co-workers are among 20 students in a five-state area named as recipients of the 2011 Charles Thoele Scholarship Program offered by Mercy. Recipients will receive $1,000 each to be used toward educational expenses at undergraduate and vocational-technical schools during the upcoming school year.
Among the area students who earned a scholarship is Brittany Gohr, daughter of St. John's Hospital Aurora Dietary Manager Karen Gohr. Brittany is majoring in athletic training at Southwest Baptist University.
The Charles E. Thoele Scholarship Program was established by Mercy in 1993 to honor Thoele, a retired Mercy executive and board member.
This year's Thoele Scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of 184 applicants. They are selected based on academic achievement and personal character, as demonstrated by participating in school and community activities, work experience, leadership qualities, awards and honors, goal setting and personal and school references.