Dr. Dale Mathias Memorial Scholarship Award

The Adams County Medical Foundation awarded the Dr. Dale Mathias Memorial Scholarship to Jadyn Wright.  Jadyn will be attending Ohio University this fall majoring in Nursing. She will be a graduate of North Adams High School this spring and has also attended Southern State Community College as a College Credit Plus student.  Academically, Jadyn is at the top of her class maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  In addition to taking her education seriously, Jadyn has been active in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Volleyball, Cheer Squad, 4-H and working a part-time job.

The Dr. Dale L. Mathias Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award for students attending a regionally accredited institution of higher education pursuing a career in a health care profession.  The scholarship is funded by the children of Dr. Mathias; Melissa, Matthew, & Christopher. 

Dr. Mathias served as a physician in Adams County for over 35 years.  He started his career in Adams County as a member of the National Health Service Corp. and worked at the Peebles Family Health Center, Scioto Memorial Hospital, Eagle Creek Nursing Center, Hillcrest Nursing Home and Adams County Hospital.  Dr. Mathias also provided care in the Emergency Department at Knox Community Hospital, Adena Regional Medical Center, Scioto Memorial Hospital, Scioto Mercy Hospital, Pike Community Hospital, and Springfield Mercy Hospital. He was often the doctor you would see in the Adams County Hospital and Adams County Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.  Many in the community knew him as “Doc”.   Dr. Mathias valued the role that he played in saving lives.  He was faced with many life and death situations and he understood that God would guide the outcome, but it was his role to use his skills and do his best to help as much as he could.   The Adams County Medical Foundation is very pleased to offer scholarships to our community.  As of this year, the Foundation has awarded 19 scholarships since 2013 for a total of $33,000.  Scholarships are funded through the generosity of community donations, fundraising activities, and family gifts.  The Adams County Medical Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization with a local board of directors. 

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