CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The family of the late Kristin Runyon and Chambersburg Hospital have chosen Jena Leisher of Chambersburg as the fourth recipient of the Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship.
Leisher, a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, is currently a nursing student at Penn State Mont Alto. She plans to graduate in May 2015 with a degree in nursing.
Her future plans include going back to school to get her bachelor's degree.
Leisher also enjoys running and volunteering. As a member of the Chambersburg Road Runner's club, Leisher said, "Running allows me to build mental and physical strength and teaches me about commitment related to achieving my personal goals. I have volunteered at race sites, cleaning, timing, and raising money for a great cause."
Barbara Runyon, mother of the late Kristin Runyon said, "Jena's determination and passion for nursing and personal improvement made her our top choice for this year's scholarship."
The Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship awards $3,000 each year to a student currently enrolled in a full-time registered nurse education program. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 and be a resident of Franklin County or the surrounding communities.
Applications for the 2015 scholarship are available from Chambersburg Hospital's Human Resources Department and online at www.SummitHealth.org/runyon.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, scholarship application, official transcript, one academic and one clinical letter of reference to the Human Resources Department at Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, Pa. Applications are being accepted until June 30, 2015.
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community. As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, two walk-in care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. More information is available at www.SummitHealth.org and www.facebook.com/SummitHealth.