BlueShield of Northeastern New York is proud to announce that 101 scholarships totaling $25,250 were made to local high school seniors, including six residents of Essex County, as part of the company’s 2018 BlueShield Scholars Program.
Since the local health plan launched BlueShield Scholars in 2012, they have awarded over $175,000 to more than 700 local high school seniors who are pursuing higher education for a career in the fields of health or human sciences.
Scholarship recipients must exhibit the company’s core values of teamwork, integrity, personal responsibility, passion, excellence and respect, and are identified and nominated by their guidance counselors and administrators.
“BlueShield recognizes the important role that health education plays in the advancement of health care, and the overall wellness of our community,” said Dr. Kirk Panneton, Vice President, Regional Executive and Medical Director of BlueShield of Northeastern New York. “We’re proud to name this year’s class of BlueShield Scholars, local students, who we believe have the potential to positively impact the future health of our community.”
Essex County awardees include Kayli Stone, Kaitlyn Lindsay, Emily Eckert, Karli Casler, Rebecca Draper, and Warren Jackson.
Each of the 101 winners receives a $250 scholarship towards his or her continuing education and a certificate of recognition. Extended profiles of each of the recipients are featured at bsneny.com/scholars.
About BlueShield of Northeastern New York:
BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1946, BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that promote physical health, community health and our region’s health.