New Castle, PA – June 2, 2011– New Castle High School senior, Jeffrey Niles and Hickory High School soon-to-be graduate, Jonathan Korpon, were named as the recipients of The 2011 Jameson Health System Scholarship Award.
Jeffrey Niles, son of Amber Niles, RN in Jameson Hospital’s Emergency Department, plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall to major in Pre-Medicine. He graduates from New Castle High School this June.
Jonathan Korpon will be graduating from Hickory High School and also intends to attend the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a career in Pre-Medicine with a dual major in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology. He is the son of Nadine Litman-Korpon, Administrative Supervisor for Nursing Service.
“These bright young students exemplify the qualities of future leaders,” said Douglas Danko, President/CEO of Jameson Health System. “They have demonstrated a sincere commitment to their studies, athletic pursuits and to volunteering their time and talents in various capacities. These characteristics are precisely those which the Jameson Scholarship Award strives to encourage and recognize.”
Neil Chessin, Vice President of Operations, added, “Perhaps the most difficult task of the selection committee each year is choosing only two winners, and this year was no exception. All of our nominees are outstanding young people for so many reasons. They and their parents should all be extremely proud.”
Since 1996, Jameson Health System has awarded two $500 academic scholarships to individuals who are dependents of Jameson employees. The students must meet the criteria for outstanding academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and responses to two essay topics.