The Women’s Board Scholarship Program

This year, the Women’s Board provided $90,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year, awarding 55 qualified high school, undergraduate and graduate degree students in all areas of health care.

Congratulations to the 2019 Women’s Board Scholarship Program Award Recipients:

Nada Babaa
Siya Bhagat
Nicole Brown
Justin Bustamante
Mimi Cao-Pham
Rachel Cermak
Stacey Chen
Savannah Cook
Elisabeth Degenford
Kathlee Delgado
Nirmala Donley
Brianna Esker
Jenna Ferneyhough
Brian Flatter
Hope Gonzalez
Heather Guernsey
Christina Hermann
Emily Hesse
Melissa Hewitt
Elissa Joseph
Katelyn Juneau
Roxy Kavan
Audrey Kieffer
Denise Kyeremeh
Allyson Lang
Sarah Le
Adrienne Leonor
Katerina Lugkey
Laurin Manoubi
Grace McCord
Aimee Nguyendinh
Maria Novitskaya
Hannah Piepol
Sriya Potluri
Ashley Reed
Alexia Roberts
Renyta Scales
Alana Schrecengost
Priyal Sharma
Christine Shen
Hana Shin
Savannah Showman
Caroline Simon
Japneet Singh
Zachary Stango
Kaelyn Storr
Reenette Thompson
Sandy Wiese
Carly Wilson
Gabriella Wooden
Leonna Yowell
Ashley Yuen
Rachel Zemel

We would like to recognize the award recipients who received their fourth scholarship award this year. Congratulations to Brian Flatter, Melissa Hewitt, Renyta Scales, Alana Schrecengost, and Rachel Zemel.

Melissa Hewitt and Brian Flatter are pictured with Amy Cohen, scholarship chair.

Congratulations to Peter W. Monge Scholarship of Excellence from the Women’s Board Recipient: Rachel Zemel

Rachel Zemel won the fourth annual Peter W. Monge Scholarship of Excellence from the Women’s Board which recognizes one individual that exemplifies excellence in Leadership, Community Service and the Healthcare Field.

Rachel Zemel, winner of the fourth Pete W. Monge Scholarship of Excellence.









Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

On Tuesday, June 11, the Women’s Board hosted a luncheon to recognize the award recipients. Please enjoy photos from the event.

Awarding Qualified Scholars for Over 60 Years

In 1957, the Jean Bird Scholarship Program was created, named after the wife of Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird, the founder of Montgomery County General Hospital, now MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. A memorial fund established to provide scholarships to those interested in pursuing careers in the nursing. In 1969, the Women's Board assumed responsibility for the scholarship fund and has continued to award honorable students each year.

Information about the 2020 Women’s Board Scholarship Program will be available in December of 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or leave a message at 301-774-8840.