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Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation Announces Millie and Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship Recipients

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Miles City, MT - Created in 2005, the Millie & Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship Program was the first endowment established at the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation, and its impact has been profound.

Millie was a true pioneer for nursing education. Her passion for nursing and for her students led her husband, Ken, to donate a portion of his estate to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of Millie, who also founded the nursing program at Miles Community College. A retired police officer and respected city judge, Ken's commitment to Miles City ran deep. Leaving a gift of improved health care to the area seemed a natural decision, and the best way to honor Millie's life.

Each year, more than $10,000 is awarded to Montana students pursuing nursing degrees at various levels. The Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Hom Scholarship are:

  • Jammie Thibault, Boise State University
  • Kassidy Richards, Miles Community College
  • Kylene Owens, Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte
  • Ciara Duncan, MSU-Northern
  • Cassandra Ostle, Miles Community College
  • Josie Lee Chaapweske, Miles Community College

Click here to watch a video about the Hom Nursing Scholarship with interviews from Holy Rosary, Miles Community College and the 2019 scholarship recipient.

Join us in congratulating this year’s recipients.

About the Recipients:

Scholarship Recipient: Jammie Thibault
City You Currently Reside In: Billings, Montana
School: Boise State University
Work: St. Vincent Healthcare
Why I Applied: This scholarship offers opportunities to people specifically from eastern Montana, with the same dreams, perseverance, and love of nursing that Millie Hom had. Nursing is an ever-growing field there are many things we can achieve. This scholarship offers an opportunity to be a part of the the amazing world of nursing!

Scholarship Recipient: Kassidy Richards
City You Currently Reside In: Miles City, Montana
School: Miles Community College
Work: Holy Rosary Healthcare
Why I Applied: I was interested in applying for the 2020 Millie & Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship because it is a great opportunity to provide help to passionate individuals that hope to improve the healthcare system, and stay in southeast Montana. I grew up in Broadus, MT and I saw first hand the need for healthcare professionals. I have a passion for patient experience and hope to be an advocate for my future patients here in MIles City.

Scholarship Recipient: Kylene Owens
City You Currently Reside In: Miles City, Montana
School: Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte
Work: N/A
Why I Applied: Having a caring heart is the foundation on which nurses build upon. I was touched by the story of Millie and Ken Hom and their dedication to helping others in Eastern Montana. They left a legacy of being kind hearted and helping others achieve their goals. It is because of this legacy and who they were as people that I applied for the Millie and Ken Hom Scholarship.

Scholarship Recipient: Ciara Duncan
City You Currently Reside In: Miles City, Montana
School: MSU-Northern
Work: Holy Rosary Healthcare
Why I Applied: I was interested in the Hom Scholarship because as a non traditional student and having 3 little boys, I have extra costs along with going to school so I have been looking for all scholarships I think I can qualify for. I related to the Hom Scholarship because as I was reading she sounded like a leader and she also had relations with Havre in her nursing career.

Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Ostle
City You Currently Reside In: Sidney, Montana
School: Miles Community College
Work: Sidney Health Center
Why I Applied: The Hom Scholarship is a great way to honor Millie and the dedication she had to making the MCC Nursing Program come to life. It is also a financial blessing that will help me achieve my goal of becoming an RN.

Scholarship Recipient: Josie Lee Chaapweske
City You Currently Reside In: Miles City Montana
School: Miles Community College
Work: Holy Rosary Healthcare
Why I Applied: As I read through the story of Millie and Ken I was inspired by their compassion and interest in people and the profession of nursing especially here in Eastern MT. It reminded me of the kind of nurse and person I want to be remembered as in the place that I call home. I am so honored to have been chosen to receive this scholarship. It will help me so much this year allowing me to focus more on my studies and not so much on working to be able to afford school.

About SCL Health

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.