Senior Lindsey Plazak Wood and freshman Jazzman Walker were recently announced as recipients of the Dr. Thomas L. Ward Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to two radiology students each year. It was established by Dr. Carolyn Prater in memory of Ward, who passed away in 2015. He worked in the radiology department of the former St. John’s Regional Medical Center, and developed a close relationship with the Radiology Department at Missouri Southern to help train students.

“The scholarship has been invaluable to deserving students,” said Alan Schiska, director of the Radiologic Technology program. “(It helps) students who are struggling financially while trying to work their way through college, while keeping up with the challenging curriculum in radiology.”