The Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund has been established.
It will award an annual scholarship to a student pursuing a career in the health care field. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or current college students from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, who have a strong record of volunteer service at a health care facility with preference given to those applicants who have volunteered at Bristol Hospital.
Eva Wickwire passed away in April 2015 at the age of 53. She had been the chief development officer and assistant vice president at Bristol Hospital. She had started her career as a volunteer at Hartford Hospital and worked at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center prior to coming to Bristol. As chief development officer at Bristol Hospital, she was closely involved with the volunteers at the hospital.
The scholarship in her honor wa established at the Main Street Community Foundation by the “friends of Eva”.
“Eva was a great friend and true professional who cared about people and always did the right thing to make a difference. She is missed,” said John Leone, chairman of the Bristol Hospital Board of Directors in a press release.
“This scholarship is a beautiful way to sustain Eva’s legacy in our community. She was an incredibly warm, kind and engaging member of the Bristol Hospital family,” said Kurt Barwis, president and CEO of Bristol Hospital, in the press release.
The first Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship will be awarded in 2016 and applications will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2016 through the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org.
Anyone interested in honoring Wickwire’s memory can do so by making a contribution to the Eva Wickwire Volunteer Scholarship Fund at any time by donating online at www.mainstreetfoundation.org or by sending donations to: Main Street Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2702, Bristol, CT 06010.