Ian Burgett Healthcare Heroes Scholarship
In Loving Memory of Ian Michael Burgett
Ian Burgett was a two-year Junior Volunteer at Riverside Regional Medical Center whose vision was to attend college, medical school, and then pursue a career as an anesthesiologist. His life was lost in a tragic car accident in April 2012, and this scholarship was established by the Adult Volunteers at RRMC along with a matching donation from the Ian Michael Burgett Memorial Fund to honor a special youth who reflects the positive qualities Ian demonstrated throughout his life.
Jackson Davis - 2017 Recipient
Jackson has served over 4 years in Riverside's Junior Volunteer program, and has discovered his passion for cardiac thoracic surgery, following an internship with Dr. Paul and volunteer time spent in the Operating Room and Emergency Department. In addition to his volunteer time at Riverside, Jackson is involved with the Boy Scouts of America and the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation Pet Pantry. Jackson is described as compassionate, a team player, and a natural leader. Jackson Davis represents Ian's spirit and passion very well. He will graduate from Grafton High School and plans to attend VCU in the fall.
Cheyanne Dolan - 2016 Recipient
Cheyanne Dolan graduated from Grafton High School in June 2016 and resides in Yorktown with her parents James and Andria. During 2014 and 2015, Cheyanne provided 112 hours of service to the Riverside Regional Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program, serving in various areas including Hospitality, Cardiovascular Telemetry, Pediatrics at Brentwood Medical Center, and Radiology at Mercury West. Cheyanne was identified as one of the most well rounded and likable students at Grafton High School. Voted Captain of her travel soccer league this year, Cheyanne is described as a self-motivated, kind young lady who demonstrates integrity and leadership alongside her exceptional academic achievements. Cheyanne’s desire to help others led to her enrollment in the Emergency Medical Technician Program at New Horizons and completion of the Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course. She will begin her journey at James Madison University this Fall, pursuing studies to fulfill her dream of becoming a Physician’s Assistant.
Courtney Jenkins-2016 Recipient
Courtney Jenkins graduated from York High School in June 2016 and plans to attend Randolph-Macon College as a pre-med major. Courtney loves sports, and has played soccer, tennis, basketball, and gymnastics. She has an interest in nutrition for athletes and for disease management. After completing her undergraduate degree, Courtney plans to continue on to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. As an athlete who has had her fair share of injuries and been through PT, she wants to work with athletes. Courtney previously lived in Laurel MD and Stuarts Draft VA before relocating to Yorktown VA, which is closer to her grandparents. During her summer volunteer time with Riverside, she rode to work with her Papa. In Courtney's scholarship essay she writes: "If chosen for this scholarship, I would honor Riverside Regional Medical Center and the memory of Ian Burgett by living with no regrets, embracing every moment of my life, having a high personal expectation for myself to achieve my goal, and finding happiness in doing it all."
Jessie Jung - 2015 Recipient
Jessie Jung graduated from York High School in June 2015. During her senior year, Jessie was ranked among the top 10% of her graduating class. She is described as considerate, diligent, supportive, and hardworking with a commendable work ethic and strong civic involvement by both her high school counselor, as well as one of her teachers. Throughout high school, Jessie provided a total of 208 hours of service to Riverside Regional Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program. Jessie aspires to become a Pharmacist and will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall of 2015 to pursue her Bachelor or Science degree in Biochemistry.
Tia Javellana - 2014 Recipient
Tia graduated from Gloucester High School and will be attending UVA with plans to major in Human Biology with a possible minor in Spanish. After graduation she intends to volunteer with the Peace Corps for two years, to gain practical world knowledge and then continue her graduate studies at VCU's MCV Hospital. There she plans to train to become a dermatologist.
Emily Howard - 2013 Recipient
Emily Howard graduated from Bethel High School in June 2013. During her senior year of high school, Emily enrolled in the Medical Assistant training program at the New Horizons Regional Education Center Career and Technical Program where she obtained her certification as a Nationally Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Emily provided a total of 224.63 hours of service to the RRMC Junior Volunteer between June 2011 and February of 2013. She has also participated in a variety of community service projects within the community to include organizing a Red Cross Blood Drive and participating in a health fair for at risk adults and families for Hands Together in James City County in conjunction with the district Medical Reserve Corps. Emily aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner, and will begin her journey by pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at James Madison University beginning in the Fall of 2013.
Shamia J. Moore - 2012 Recipient
Shamia Jocelyn Moore possess the same positive qualities – hard work, determination, and kindness towards people – that Ian exemplified and she was named recipient of the 1st Annual Healthcare Heroes RRMC Junior Volunteer Scholarship Award in July 2012. She graduated from Warwick High School in June 2012, ranking in the TOP 25 (#16) among her graduating class of 340 seniors. While maintaining a 4.07 GPA throughout high school, Shamia was a Junior Volunteer at the Riverside Regional Medical Center and actively involved in her community. She was also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and English Tutor. All of this, while caring for her mother who has experienced severe complications from diabetes including losing her eye sight, kidney failure, and other medical problems. Her IB School Counselor said, “Shamia is not only brilliant but a kind and considerate human being. She truly has those skills rarely seen in teens where she can be a good student, friend, involved citizen, family member, and all else that she encompasses and she gets the job done with a smile on her face.” In Fall 2012, Shamia will enter the University of Virginia as a freshman and plans to become an Anesthesiologist.