Little Falls – Cassie Tinkler, a graduate of Little Falls Central School, has been named the recipient of two scholarships.  The Frederika Vickers Conrad and Dr . Joseph W. Conrad Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and the Dr. Bernard J. Burke Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Dr. Sue Conrad Quinby and Roger P. Quinby established the scholarship fund in 1973 in memory of Frederika Vickers Conrad and her husband, Dr. Joseph W. Conrad. The Quinbys specified that the income from this fund must be used to award a scholarship to a deserving resident of the Little Falls Central School District who is interested in pursuing a career in medicine, paramedicine, nursing, laboratory, technical work, hospital administration or any allied health field. The winner is chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Little Falls Hospital Board of Trustees.

The Bernard J. Burke Scholarship was established in 1997 by the Little Falls Hospital Medical Staff in memory of Dr. Bernard J. Burke. The scholarship is presented annually to students who are pursuing a career in medicine. The winner is chosen by Little Falls Hospital Medical Staff.

Tinkler, the daughter of John and Vicki Tinkler, graduated in June from Little Falls Central School District. She has chosen to follow a career in the health field as a Physician Assistant through LeMoyne’s Direct Entry Program. “I have chosen to follow this career path due to my personal experiences with biology and health care,” said Tinkler. I grew up on a small dairy farm where biology and the health care of animals has been a prevalent aspect of my life.”