Submitted by Springfield Hospital
The fourth annual Eileen Austin Neal scholarship of $1,000 was recently awarded to Megan Scott from Fall Mountain Regional High School.
Scott will be attending Colby Sawyer College to pursue a BSN degree.
Eileen Austin Neal was a registered nurse at Springfield Hospital for 64 years, retiring in 2005. She was the first recipient of the hospital's George F. Leland Community Health Award in 2003.
In 2004 the hospital established the Eileen Austin Neal Spirit of Nursing Award, which is given to a staff nurse in recognition of her many years of dedicated service.
Upon her passing in February of 2006 and at the request of Eileen's family, Springfield Hospital Foundation established the nursing scholarship in Eileen's name.
"Springfield Hospital is a better place for Eileen having worked here," said Larry Kraft, the director of the Springfield Hospital Foundation.
"This scholarship continues her positive influence on nursing and the The fourth annual Eileen Austin Neal scholarship of $1,000 was recently.