Sister Eileen C. Catterson, M.D. Scholarship Fund
Dr. Eileen Catterson is a Catholic nun and member of the Daughters of Wisdom congregation based in New York. As a registered nurse for 10 years, she spent time doing missionary work in Malawi, Africa, in the mid-1960’s before deciding to go on to medical school. Dr. Catterson then came to WV as a member of the National Health Service Corps. Following her initial assignment in Raleigh Co., she established the Rhodell Pediatric Clinic. In 1985, she established the Pineville Children’s Clinic where, as the only board-certified pediatrician in rural Wyoming Co., she provided comprehensive and compassionate care to thousands of patients a year who would otherwise need to travel at least one hour for pediatric services. She has given freely of her training, her concern and her talent. In recognition of these gifts and in an effort to pass the spirit of service forward, the Sister Eileen C. Catterson, M.D. Scholarship Fund has been established at BAF at her direction through The Children’s Healthcare Fund. This need and merit based scholarship is for college qualified graduates of high schools in southern WV with preference given to Wyoming County residents. Recipients must be females pursuing an undergraduate or post graduate degree in a health science field.