Leah Zilkowski was recently awarded the Dr. Bernard J. Burke Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 by Little Falls Hospital, a part of the Bassett Healthcare Network.
On behalf of Burke’s many years of service to LFH and to honor his lifelong dedication to his patients, the medical staff of LFH established The Bernard J. Burke Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in the LFH service area who plans to pursue a career in the health care field.
Recipients of this scholarship need not only to have a desire to serve others in the health care field, but also have a financial need.
Zilkowski, the daughter of Daniel and Joanne Zilkowski, graduated in June from Dolgeville Central School District. She has chosen to follow a career in the health field as a physician assistant at the University of Albany, majoring in biology.
“I chose to go to school to become a physician assistant because they are able to care for and treat people and can find where their passion lies in the medical field,” Zilkowski said.