Largo Medical Center April 28, 2017

The medical staff at Largo Medical Center presented its 4th Annual Medical Staff Healthcare Educational Scholarship to 17-year-old, Largo High School Senior, Sara Zandy. The $10,000 scholarship award is given to one high school senior, over the course of four years while earning his or her bachelor's degree.

"This scholarship assists us in encouraging the children of today to consider the profession of healthcare as an option for their future," said Joseph Namey, MD, Medical Staff Member, Largo Medical Center. "With her good grades and future goals, Sara was the perfect candidate and recipient of this year's scholarship award."

Criteria for this scholarship includes a student who demonstrates a commitment to enter a healthcare related field, leadership, community support and academic excellence by maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. A committee of physicians on the hospital's medical staff select the recipient. Financial need is a consideration but is not required to receive the scholarship.

"This scholarship is making my dream a reality, as I one-day hope to fulfill my dream of helping the less fortunate and joining Doctors Without Borders." said Sara Zandy, the 2017 LMC Medical Staff Scholarship Recipient. "The generosity of Largo Medical Center will not be taken for granted and I promise to continue to work as hard as I have in high school all throughout my upcoming years in college and for the rest of my life."

Zandy was awarded her scholarship at the 2017 Annual Largo Medical Center Medical Staff Meeting held Thursday, April 27 at the Belleair Country Club.

To learn more about this scholarship, please contact the Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Largo Medical Center at 727-348-1896 or by email.