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Student Scholarships Awarded by Washington Hospital Organizations

October 12, 2003

Washington Hospital Service League

Washington Hospital Service League has announced the winners of its 2003 health career scholarships.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors or college students pursuing studies in a health related field.  The four-year scholarship is renewable each year if the recipient remains in good academic standing - allowing students to utilize as much as $4,000 toward their college education.

This year's recipients are:

Iris Lee is a Mission San Jose High School graduate.  She plans to attend University of California, Berkeley, to pursue a degree in psychology with a career goal of Child Psychiatry.

Varinder Phangureh is attending the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in molecular environmental biology with an emphasis in human health issues.  He plans to pursue a career as a surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery.

An additional scholarship is being given this year in the amount of $1,000 for one year only:

Joey Victor is graduating from the University of California, Berkeley and will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Fall 2003.  He plans to become a medical doctor.

Washington Hospital Employee Association

Washington Hospital Employee Association (WHEA) awarded its 2003 Scholarship on Wednesday, July 9.  The recipient, Andrew Favor, son of Shirley Favor, Washington Hospital's Employee Health Coordinator, will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.  Andrew will use the scholarship during his studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Andrew, who graduated from Dublin High School as Salutatorian, is the recipient of several awards, including Who's Who and the National Merit Award.  He also held several leadership roles at Dublin High, was involved in community service and performed volunteer work for the American Cancer Society and the Diablo AIDS Center.

"Anything you can do to advance a bright young student - we're all for it," said Mary Kinnear, WHEA's president.

The one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded each year by the employee association is available to college-age dependents of Washington Hospital employees.

Andrew accepted his award at a ceremony at the Hospital on July 9.  Nancy Farber, Washington Hospital CEO, presented the award and congratulated both Andrew and his proud mother.