Dalton Cook of Corbin has been awarded a 2019 Kay Campbell Nursing Scholarship from Grace Health.
Cook, the grandson of Alice Helton, will receive a $3,000 scholarship award for his nursing career studies, which he will begin pursing this fall following his graduation from Lynn Camp High School this spring.
Grace Health awards the Kay Campbell Nursing Scholarship to a student in each of its five service areas in Southeastern Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors pursuing a career in nursing. The students are chosen on a competitive basis of high scholarship, community service and leadership, and promise of future contributions to the nursing profession.
An honor student at Lynn Camp High School, Cook plans to pursue a lifelong nursing career and has a strong desire to help save lives in his community. Dalton will attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall.
Grace Health was established in 2008 and is recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center, the first of its kind in the multi-county area that it serves in Southeastern Kentucky. Grace Health provides complete healthcare services to Bell, Clay, Knox, Leslie, and Whitley counties. Along with its primary healthcare clinics, it also provides school-based health and preventive dental services. For over 50 years community health centers have played a vital role in America's healthcare system by providing quality healthcare and services for underserved areas and populations. According to the latest statistics from the Health and Resources Service Administration, the community health center program supports approximately 1,300 community based and patient directed health centers with over 9,000 sites and serves nearly 24 million people.