Linda Caswell Berry Memorial Scholarship
Linda Caswell Berry graduated from the Hocking College School of Nursing in 1974. She lived and worked in the Athens, Ohio area. Linda perished in a fire with her two young sons, Gabriel and Daniel, in January 1977. The scholarship fund was established to honor Linda's memory and her caring, compassionate nature in the field of nursing. It was the first permanent scholarship fund established at Hocking College.
The scholarship is reserved for students studying nursing and selection is based on academic performance, potential contribution to the nursing profession and financial need.
Judy Brady Memorial Scholarship
Judy Brady was a long-time employee of Hocking College. She was a graduate of the college's nursing program and worked as an instructor in that department. She also taught as an adjunct in the business department and later served as the director of the college's Gittinger Assessment Center in the Student Affairs department. Judy died in 1996 from a brain tumor. The Judy Brady Memorial Scholarship was established to honor her dedication to Hocking College and to assist students studying nursing at the college.
David S. Fraedrich Memorial Scholarship
David Fraedrich was a resident and avid supporter of Nelsonville, Ohio and the surrounding community. Upon graduating from Miami University in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, David joined the Rocky Shoe and Boot Corporation in Nelsonville. He held a number of positions during his tenure at Rocky and served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville, served on the board of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, and was a past member of Nelsonville City Council, Rotory Club and the 317 Board. David participated and led many fundraisers for local institutions, such as Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville and the Boy Scouts of America. David passed away unexpectedly in 2003.
In celebration of David's life and in honor of his countless contributions and spirit of community service, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville in conjenction with the Hocking College School of Nursing, established the David S. Fraedrich Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship funds are awarded annually to residents of Athens or Hocking counties who are enrolled in the nursing program at Hocking College. Special consideration is given to students who are graduates of Nelsonville-York City Schools.
Ihla Fae Kimes Memorial Scholarship
Ihla Fae Kimes built the Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Athens, Ohio in 1948. She dedicated her life to the nursing and care of its residents. Upon her death in 1999, Ihla Fae's nephew, Richard Buckley, established the Memorial Scholarship in her name to honor her commitment to the nursing profession.
The scholarship is reserved for students who attended Athens County or Meigs County high schools and who are enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Hocking College. Selection of recipients is based on academic performance, potential contribution to the nursing profession and financial need. Funding can be used for any educational-related expenses including tuition and fees, books, room/board, uniforms, licensure fees and transportation.
La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Athens County Voiture #775 408 Scholarship
The Soceite des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, or Forty and Eight (40/8), is an honor society formed by American Legionnaires in 1920 to recognize wartime veterans. The Society has a history of supporting charitable causes. In 1955, the Society adopted a program to provide scholarships in the face of the nursing shortage that existed at that time.
In keeping with that tradition, the Athens County Voiture #775 408 established a scholarship fund to provide assistance to Hocking College nursing students. Eligibility is extended to students who have completed the Practical Nursing program, are enrolled in the registered nursing program and who are not eligible for Pell funding but demonstrate financial need.
Karen Teicher Nursing Fund
Karen Teicher graduated from Hocking College's School of Nursing in December of 1976. Karen loved nursing and would have been proud to help others to meet their goal of becoming a nurse. As an emergency room nurse at O'Bleness Hospital in Athens, and a friend to many, she was known for her humor, kindness and generosity. Karen died of breast cancer in 1995. Her family established the Karen Teicher Nursing Fund in memory of her spirit and dedication to the nursing profession.
Emergency financial assistance is available by recommendation of faculty and staff of Nursing and Allied Health and is given in the form of gas cards, food cards, book vouchers and other ways that benefit students and assist them in achieving their academic goals.