The Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation has awarded its Medical Careers Scholarship to Hannah Ott of Sedalia.
Ott, a 2013 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. A former member of the Smith-Cotton JROTC program, Ott plans to pursue a career abroad as a nurse in the U.S. Army.
“Our goal with this scholarship is to help local students obtain health-related degrees in the hope that they will return to this area to provide services,” said David Floyd, president of the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation Board of Directors. “However, we were very impressed with Hannah’s desire to provide medical services for our armed forces and help our country.”
Ott also participated in Bothwell’s Medical Explorers program during the 2012-2013 school year. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Ott, Sedalia.
The Bothwell Foundation was formed in 2005 in an effort to develop private resources to improve health-care services in the area. It is overseen by a board of directors comprised of community leaders.