Washington Hospital Service League Announces Scholarship Winners
Scholarships Aid Students' Quest Toward Careers in Health Care
Many young people set their sights on a career in health care, but it can be a long and expensive road to reach their destination.
To help students who are planning to enter the health care field, Washington Hospital's volunteer organization, the Service League, grants annual health career scholarships in the honor of some of the league's founding members.
Each year, two health career scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and/or college students who reside in Washington Township Health Care District and are pursuing studies in a health-related field. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. This year, two one-time scholarships have been awarded as well.
The recipients of the 2012 Health Career Scholarships are:
A student of Irvington High School in Fremont, Stacey plans to attend Rice University in Houston, Texas to study biochemistry and cell biology. She would like to pursue pediatric oncology and palliative care. Stacey volunteered as a newborn photographer at Washington Hospital and also participated in the Medical Explorer program. She was awarded the "Josephine Walton" Yearly Scholarship which is renewable for three additional years.
A student at James Logan High School in Union City, Becky plans to attend the University of California, Irvine to major in nursing. Becky has volunteered at the Washington Hospital lobby desk, in the hospital gift shop, and as a newborn photographer. In total, she volunteered more than 250 hours. Becky was awarded the "Katherine Fusco" Yearly Scholarship which is renewable for three additional years.
"If you ever find yourself feeling hopeless and discouraged about the future of our society, spend time talking with the applicants for our Service League scholarships," says Jeannie Yee, first vice president of the Washington Hospital Service League Board of Directors. "You will meet incredible students who will inspire you with their dedication, maturity, diligence and compassionate hearts. What a privilege it is to play a small role in helping them to achieve their dreams and career goals!"
Nicole is a student at James Logan High School and she plans to attend the University of California, Davis to major in biomedical engineering. Her career goal is to become a pediatrician. She has volunteered as a newborn photographer at Washington Hospital. Nicole was awarded the "Anna Elola" Health Career Scholarship which is a one-time award.
John is a student at Irvington High School and plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to major in nursing. John has volunteered in the Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit at Washington Hospital. He was awarded the "Rose Burgess" Health Career Scholarship which is a one-time award.
Congratulations to this year's Washington Hospital Service League Health Career Scholarship winners!
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To learn more about volunteering and scholarship opportunities for adults and students, visit www.whhs.com and click on "Giving and Volunteering."