AdventHealth Waterman Foundation Awards $16,000 in Scholarships

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Edwin Budge Mead Scholarship

TAVARES, Fla., May 20, 2019 – The AdventHealth Waterman Foundation has awarded eight students from five local high schools with college scholarships, totaling $16,000.

These funds came from the Edwin Budge Mead Scholarship, a legacy trust fund established in 2014 by Edwin “Budge” Mead, the first president of the Waterman Memorial Hospital Association’s board of trustees. The AdventHealth Waterman Foundation is the beneficiary of the legacy scholarship trust fund, which has awarded nearly $85,000 in scholarships to 56 local students since it was established five years ago.

This year’s scholarship winners were Romeo Adams from Mount Dora Christian Academy, Autumn Archer from Umatilla High School, Diamond Brooks from Eustis High School, Avery Davis from Mount Dora Christian Academy, Krista Kidd from Tavares High School, Isabella Leon from Eustis High School, Alexsandra Sanchez from Eustis High School, and Kaitlin Vance from Mount Dora High School. Each student received $2,000 and many are interested in pursuing careers within the healthcare industry.

“We are blessed to have been chosen as the beneficiary of these funds by Mr. Mead,” said Dr. Susan Caddell, AdventHealth Waterman Foundation board chair. “It is extremely rewarding to be able to assist local students as they move forward to pursue their passions and become our future leaders.”

About AdventHealth Waterman
AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares has 287-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Waterman, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. AdventHealth Waterman is located in the heart of Lake County and was founded in 1938 by Frank Waterman. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Waterman provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Waterman, visit

Photo Caption:
AdventHealth Waterman Foundation manager Jenna Krager (left) presents Mount Dora Christian Academy graduating seniors Avery Davis (center) and Romeo Adams (right) with the Edwin Budge Mead Scholarship. The AdventHealth Waterman Foundation recently awarded eight students from five local high schools with $2,000 college scholarships, totaling $16,000.

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