Two students receive Army’s health profession scholarship


Marge Kuipers and

UF veterinary students Marjorie Kuipers and Kaila Hewitt are shown at the U.S. Army recruitment office following their commissioning as Second Lieutenants in May.

Two University of Florida veterinary students were recently selected to take part in the U.S. Army’s Health Profession Scholarship
Program. Both were commissioned into the U.S. Army Reserves as Second Lieutenants on May 14.

Marjorie A Kuipers,  a member of the Class of 2017, received a three-year scholarship. She previously served from 2003 to 2012 as an active duty officer, at the rank of Captain.

Kaila E. Hewitt, from the Class of 2016, received a two-year scholarship.

“There were a total of 33 scholarships, including 18 three-year scholarships and 15 two-year scholarships, available
this  past fiscal year,” said  Sergeant Margaret N. Berryhill, who is based in Gainesville’s  Army medical recruitment station . “A total of 142 application packets from across the U.S.
were sent to the select board.”

According to it’s website, the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, which Kuipers and Hewitt received,  is one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships in the health care field. Recipients have their tuition fully paid for the duration of the scholarship and also receive a monthly allowance.

For more information about the scholarship, click here.


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