Community Foundation announces recipients of Epplin Health Profession Scholarship

Monica Lin (left) and Lauren Hoelscher (right) are 2010 graduates of St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Illinois and are the
2016 recipients of the Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Lauren Hoelscher and Monica Lin have been named as recipients of the 2016 Thomas J. Epplin Health Profession Scholarship. Each recipient was awarded $750.

Lauren Hoelscher is a 2010 graduate of St. Anthony High School and is enrolled in the physical therapy doctorate program at University of Missouri. Monica Lin also graduated from St. Anthony in 2010 and is pursuing a Master of Science degree at Indiana State University in order to obtain a license as a nurse practitioner to serve Effingham County.

Thomas J. Epplin, was born and raised in Pinckneyville, Illinois. He was a dentist in Vandalia, Illinois for 25 years where he was an active member of his parish, president of the Fayette County Health Department, and a member of various professional organizations. He was an avid supporter of St. Anthony High School in Effingham, Illinois during the years his daughter attended. Tom was also passionate about promoting educational opportunities for students in all walks of life. This scholarship has been made possible by the generous gifts of family and friends who wish to carry on Dr. Epplin’s legacy.

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