Mackenzie Rever has been awarded the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship by the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Currently a student at Lincoln Land Community College, Rever is well on her way to becoming a nurse, foundation officials said. She has been accepted to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and has already finished a class there at the same time as attending Lincoln Land’s program.
A graduate of Taylorville High School, Rever now lives in Pana and works as a pharmacy technician at the local Walgreen’s. Known for setting the bar very high for herself, she has been dedicated to her studies and is a positive role model for other nursing students, foundation officials said.
Carolyn Butterfield was a charter member of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Foundation and understood the importance of a rural hospital, said Raedena Ryan, executive director of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Through her trust, Butterfield provided an endowment that annually funds scholarships. Her wish was to provide financial assistance to Christian County students pursuing a career in health care, especially in the field of nursing.
“Her hope was to help reverse the shortage of these professionals in our service area,” Ryan said. “Through her generous contribution, $26,000 has been awarded in support of health care education.”
The application deadline for the 2021 Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship is April 1. The application is available on the Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s website at TaylorvilleMemorial.org/Foundation.
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit, incorporated as a 501(c)3. Organized in 1995, the foundation supports Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.