Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Each year the Lima Memorial Auxiliary awards two 15-hundred dollar scholarships to deserving local students who plan to pursue a career in the medical field.

This year’s recipients are Cassie Bicknell of Lima and Mercedes Barnett of Elida.

Bicknell is a graduate of Lima Senior High School and plans to attend the University of Toledo to pursue a career in Pharmacy- and Barnett is a Elida graduate and plans to attend the University of Cincinnati to pursue a career in nursing.

Bicknell and Barnett received their scholarships on Thursday- and were selected from a group of more than one hundred and fifty applicants.