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Farmington PMMA staff member receives scholarship assistance award

Alana Crump, who has worked as a certified nursing assistant at Farmington Presbyterian Manor for the past four years, was recently honored with an award through PMMA’s Employee Scholarship Program. The program, which awards funds that can be used to help cover costs of tuition, books and other fees, distributed almost $56,000 in employee scholarships to 18 outstanding employees across nine communities in 2022-23 alone.

For Alana, who is in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Mineral Area College, the scholarship will come in handy as she is ineligible for federal financial aid.  Additionally, student loans would only cover a portion of her educational costs.

“I was very surprised and greatly appreciate it—it’s awesome,” said Alana. “It will definitely help me out in the long run.”

As for her ultimate career plans, Alana is still up in the air, but hopes her time in school will point her in the right direction.

“I hope when I go through clinicals at school I’ll get a more generalized idea of what I want to do, but I want to continue my education and maybe get my BSN or even go on to become a doctor,” said Alana.

The Employee Scholarship Program was established in 1978 with an endowed gift from C.E. Koehn. Today, continued support from donors including payroll deduction elections from employees help maintain the scholarship program. To learn more and how you can contribute, visit

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