The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center has named Austin Lopez, a Ripon High School senior, as the 2018 recipient of the $500 Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship.
Lopez is pursuing a pre-med/biomedical science degree at Concordia University. He is the son of Gilberto Lopez and Jamie Lopez. Lopez was chosen from among area high school seniors, pursuing a career in health care that plan to attend a college or university in Wisconsin.
The Arlene Fenner Family Endowed Scholarship was started in 2005 after one of Ripon Medical Center’s valued volunteers, Arlene Fenner, passed away. She gave Ripon Medical Center 22 years of dedicated and unselfish service as an associate and volunteer.
The Fenner family, knowing her love of volunteering, wanted to give something to Ripon Medical Center in her memory. After deliberation, they decided to keep her memory alive by offering an annual scholarship to area students.