Monday, January 7, 2013

Logansport Memorial Hospital Mary Dykeman Guild to Award Rita Bell Scholarship

The Mary Dykeman Guild of Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Indiana is awarding a one-time $250.00 scholarship in memory of Rita Bell, an active community participant and member of this organization.  The recipient of this award must be a junior majoring in education who has graduated from one of the Cass County High Schools: Caston High School, Fulton, Indiana; Lewis Cass High School, Walton, Indiana; Logansport High School, Logansport, Indiana; or Pioneer High School, Royal Center, Indiana.  The candidate must have a 3.0 grade point average.  

Applications must be submitted to:
Mary Dykeman Guild
Memorial Hospital
1101 Michigan Avenue
Logansport, Indiana 46947
By March 15, 2013

Applications are available in the Logansport Memorial Hospital Gift Shop or in the Planning and Development Department located in the lower level of Logansport Memorial Hospital. You may also download a version of the scholarship on the Logansport Memorial Hospital website by going to the Media Center page. For additional information, call 574-753-1304 or email

Rita Bell, a Logansport native and a 1964 graduate of Logansport High School, graduated from Ball State with a BA and MS in Elementary Ed with a special education endorsement from Purdue.  Rita taught Special Education at Hendricks and Fairview Schools before transferring to Columbia School to teach kindergarten.  She retired from the Logansport School Corporation in 2000. 

Rita was active in All Saints Catholic Church, serving on the parish council and chairing committees.  She also served as treasurer and vice-president of the Board of Directors of Memorial Hospital Mary Dykeman Guild along with being an active volunteer in the Gift Shop.

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