Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is honored to announce the recipients of the Volunteen College Scholarship Awards.  A total of 17 Volunteens applied and four individuals were awarded scholarships. The Volunteen Scholarship awards are attributed to Sister Regine Donner, who has mentored thousands of young teens and helped shape them into responsible young adults, in both the academic and professional worlds. Many teens have even become successful in the medical field, inspired by experiences they have had here as a part of the Volunteen Program.

Matthew Vitty from St. Joseph High School was chosen for the Marie Murry Scholarship Matthew and contributed 454 hours of Volunteer time.  He ranked second in his class of 90 and has a grade point average of 4.3. He’s been accepted to John Hopkins University and will be studying Neuroscience and International Studies. ($2,500)

Alyssa Scannelli is a Pioneer Valley High School graduate who has accumulated 759 service hours (The most service hours for a volunteen). She has 3.2 grade point average and will be attending Grand Canyon University for a bachelor’s degree in nursing. ($2,000)

Serena Guentz from Orcutt Academy High School had dedicated 590 service hours to the Volunteen program. Serena graduated with a 4.2 grade point average and it will be studying Radiology Technology at Allan Hancock College. ($1,500)

Stephanie Tinoco is a graduate of Pioneer Valley High School and has provided for 441 service hours to the Volunteen program. She graduated with a 3.0 grade point average will be attending Sacramento State University majoring in Gerontology.  ($1,000)