Rylie Grundmann, from Bismarck, Missouri, was selected by the Parkland Health Center Foundation Board to receive the Landrum Hirsch Memorial Scholarship to attend Mineral Area College. Rylie is currently pursuing an associate of science degree in nursing.
The Landrum Hirsch Memorial Scholarship was created by the Foundation to honor Stuart Landrum Sr. and Jack Hirsch, who were instrumental in founding Farmington Community Hospital, one of the predecessors of Parkland Health Center. The scholarship began in 2009 and is awarded annually to a deserving nursing student at Mineral Area College.
Dylan Allen, a graduate of Farmington High School and Mineral Area College, is among 14 scholars in the region to be awarded a scholarship through the BJC Scholars Fund this year.
The BJC Scholars Fund provides renewable, need-based scholarships of $10,000 per academic year for students pursuing a two or four year degree in Missouri or Illinois public colleges and universities.
Allen graduated from both Farmington High School and Mineral Area College in May, earning his high school diploma and associate's degree simultaneously.
Allen is currently studying physical therapy at Missouri State University in Springfield.