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Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Selects Five Local Students to Receive 2022 Scholarship Awards

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (June 3, 2022) – The Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to five local high school graduates pursuing a degree or career in the medical field or related disciplines.

2022 Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary scholarship winners:

  • Donovan Willis – Thomas Nelson High School, Spalding University, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Chloe Nicholson – Bethlehem High School, University of Kentucky, Family Medicine
  • Emily Ciarlante – Nelson County High School, Bellarmine University, Nursing
  • Haley Curtsinger – Bardstown High School, University of Kentucky, Nursing
  • Sarah Spalding – Bardstown High School, Western Kentucky University, Mental Health


“We are proud to support these diligent students as they begin their educational journeys and work toward a career in health care,” said Rita Carter, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “We are confident that each recipient will excel in their chosen field of study.”

The Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary scholarship was established in 2004 and has awarded approximately $65,000 to date. To be considered for the Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, students must be high school seniors and be pursuing a degree or career in the medical field or related disciplines at a college or technical school, beginning in the fall of the subsequent school year.

The application process includes submitting high school transcripts, a letter of intent, two letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, work experiences, honors and other scholarships earned. A committee reviews the applications and selects the students most qualified for the award.


About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital

Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, Kentucky. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center and is nationally recognized for orthopedic and surgical care, as well as inpatient satisfaction.


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The 2022 Flaget Memorial Hospital Scholarships ($1000 each) are being awarded to Chloe Nicholson, Emily Ciarlante, Donovan Willis, Haley Curtsinger, and Sarah Spalding.

Publish date: 

Friday, June 03, 2022

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