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Friday, June 5, 2015

Young adult volunteers receive scholarship boost from St. Francis Auxiliary

INDIANAPOLIS – Three area students will advance their college education thanks to scholarships they were recently awarded by the Franciscan St. Francis Health Auxiliary.

The recipients, all of whom are active volunteers at Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Indianapolis and Mooresville campuses, collectively received $5,000. They are:

Amanda Feagans. She currently attends the University of Evansville and studies the neurosciences. She volunteered more than 200 hours at the Indianapolis Emergency Department in 2014.

Shelby Jarvis. This Franklin Central High School graduate volunteers at the Indianapolis campus. She will attend Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Michael Eineman. A recent graduate of Mooresville High School who volunteers at Franciscan St. Francis-Mooresville, Eineman will attend Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

“We are proud of these students and what they have accomplished and they all are excellent volunteers,” said Auxiliary President Dan Dennison. “We wish them the best as they pursue higher education and their career goals.”

Since 2007, the Auxiliary has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to deserving young volunteers. The Auxiliary’s 100 members serve as volunteers in variety of areas throughout Franciscan St. Francis’ hospitals.

In addition to the scholarships, the Auxiliary also financially supports other hospital programs and initiatives including Franciscan Hospice House, car seat safety for children, cancer, educational services, pulmonary rehabilitation and Center of Hope.

To learn more about Franciscan St. Francis Health Auxiliary or to become a member, go to