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Scholarships Awarded to Health Careers Students

August 25, 2021
2019 Baystate Springfield Education Partnership Scholarship Recipients

On August 25, 2021 23 Baystate Springfield Educational Partnership (BSEP) students and alumni received scholarships totaling $25,000 to help them further their education in the healthcare field.
(Photo: 2019 BSEP scholarship recipients celebrate)

Building a Diverse Healthcare Workforce in Springfield

BSEP has supported 430+ internships and work opportunities which led to > 135 permanent positions for alumni.

One former scholarship recipient, Emanuel Parrilla, told this year's awardees how grateful he is for the BSEP program and his scholarship, saying it helped him get where he is today—working as a physician's assistant at High Street Adult Primary Care.

BSEP offers hospital-based learning experiences to high school students in Springfield that allow them to explore different careers and prepare for possible internship or employment opportunities.

2021 BSEP Scholarship Recipients Reminded to Come Back

Rooa Abdelmagid
Brandeis University
Career Interest: Pharmacy
Kadeja Miller
Westfield State University
Career Interest: Physician’s Assistant
Genesis Ayala
American International College
Career Interest: Registered Nurse
Nathalie Mojica
Elms College
Career Interest: Nurse Midwife
Georgina Baffour
UMASS Amherst
Career Interest: Physician Assistant
Daphne Muhammed
Dartmouth College
Career Interest: Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Chon-sa Cardona
Smith College
Career Interest: Occupational Therapy
Anderson Nguyen
Springfield College
Career Interest: Physician Assistant Hospitalist
Michael Denson
Howard University
Career Interest: Dentistry
Tien Nguyen
Springfield College
Career Interest: ED Physician Assistant
Lanelle Garcia
UMASS Amherst
Career Interest: Psychiatry
Gabriella Nunez
Bay Path University
Career Interest: Behavioral Therapist
David Ho
UMASS Amherst
Career Interest: Nurse Practitioner
Olmary Rosario
Westfield State University
Career Interest: Clinical Psychologist
Lauren Hunter
Framingham State University
Career Interest: Physician Assistant
Emily Squires
American International University
Career Interest: Nursing
Laila Kibodya
Northeastern University
Career Interest: Physician - Surgeon
Krysta Wondolowski
Elms College
Career Interest: Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Carissa Le
Elms College
Career Interest: Nursing
Delphine Zigwati
Brandeis University
Career Interest: Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Nia Major
Elms College
Career Interest: Psychologist/ Pediatrician


The virtual ceremony featured remarks from Andrew Artenstein MD, Chief Physician Executive and Academic Officer, Rebecca Blanchard PhD, Senior Director of Healthcare Education,  and Annamarie Golden, Manager, Government & Community Relations.

BSEP Scholarships are funded through Baystate's community benefits program.