Scholarship Recipient Lindsey Krenik

Part of how we make a difference is through the Foundation’s Scholarship Program. Each year, we present six $1000 scholarships to students in our local communities who will be entering studies in a health care related field.

In December we received a welcome note from past scholarship recipient Lindsey Krenik. She took time out of her busy schedule to share and update us on her experiences. We wanted to share her update with you so that you can see how your donations directly impact the youth in our community.

Hello Hutchinson Health Foundation!

I hope the holiday season is going well for you all back in the states. As one of your scholarship recipients for last year and this year, I thought I’d share how this semester has been for me since I’ve been studying abroad in Austria!

nursing majors who served in Lourdes

Nursing majors who served in Lourdes (I am in the middle back row)

I have been so blessed to travel and experience Europe for the past 3 months while furthering my education to become a nurse. During the semester here, we are given a week off to travel wherever we choose. Many students visit Greece, Spain, Ireland, etc. or sometimes a combination of many “bucket list” places.

As for myself and about 30 others, we decided to do mission work over our break in Lourdes, France. I have included a couple photos; one of the nursing majors who served in Lourdes, and one of the group of pilgrims and volunteers the week I served.

Group of pilgrims and volunteers the week I served

Group of pilgrims and volunteers the week I served (I am in the middle of the lefthand side).

During our week of mission work, nursing majors were given the privilege of serving under a few head nurses and doctors in taking care of the sick. I was so honored to learn from such incredible people throughout the week, and the knowledge I gained has strongly impacted the way I view the healthcare field. The time I’ve spent in Europe so far has dramatically developed me as a person and the experiences are truly priceless.

Thank you so much for helping me along in the journey! I truly wish I could express my gratitude for your support with more weight.


Lindsey Krenik

f you know a student who wishes to pursue an education in the health care field, we take applications on an annual basis. Applications for high school students can be found with high school counselors. The employee child application can be downloaded here or picked up at the Foundation Office.

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