MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The WVU Medicine University Healthcare Foundation and the Berkeley Medical Center Auxiliary recently announced the recipients of three scholarships -- the Judge Gray Silver, Jr. Health Professions Scholarship, the Ruth Ann Widmeyer Nursing Scholarship, and the Landis Health Professions Scholarship.

Susan R. Snowden, chair of the WVU Medicine University Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors, announced the names of 22 recipients of the 2016 Judge Gray Silver, Jr. Health Professions Scholarship, which was established by the University Healthcare Foundation in 2001 to offer financial assistance to area students interested in pursuing health professions. Named after the late Judge Gray Silver, Jr., a charter member of the Foundation Board of Directors, the awards are $500 per year for a maximum of four years, and the students must reapply each year.

This year's recipients are:

  • Ashley Cedeno
  • Skye Clark
  • Makaila Emery
  • Carolyn Fresch
  • Gage Hurlburt
  • Rachael Kauffman
  • Hannah Kemp
  • Lauree Lorensen
  • Paije Madison
  • Tania Nguyen
  • Juliana O’Reilly
  • Raven Powers
  • Anna Slayden
  • Jordan Smith
  • Elizabeth Stover
  • Hana Ulman
  • Jonathan Wenner
  • Kendra Wenner
  • Samantha Werner
  • Emily Widmeyer
  • Brooklyn Williamson
  • John-David Wright

Snowden also announced the recipients of the 2016 Ruth Ann Widmeyer Nursing Scholarship, which was established by the Widmeyer Family in 2014 to assist area students in pursuing preparation and advancement into the nursing profession.

This year's recipients are:

  • Vanessa Beddow
  • Peyton Conner
  • Calyssa Vorous

Eleanor Jones, president of the WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center Auxiliary, announced the recipients of the 2016 Landis Health Professions Scholarship, which was established by the Auxiliary in 2003 as a result of an endowment from the Virginia Landis Estate. The $1,000 scholarship is given to qualified and selected students graduating from the four Berkeley County public high schools.

This year's recipients are:

  • Paige Barker
  • Valeria Benavides
  • Jada Brown
  • Adam Hull
  • Gage Hurlburt
  • Claire Linton
  • Lauren Linton
  • Raven Powers
For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223