The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary is offering scholarships to local residents who are pursuing healthcare careers. Applicants must live in a community served by Valley West Hospital. This includes Earlville, Sandwich, Plano, Somonauk, Leland, Yorkville, Bristol, Sheridan, Serena, Newark, Millington, Millbrook, Big Rock, Hinckley and Waterman. The student must be a high school graduate and show proof of acceptance into a post-secondary health-related program.
Application forms, transcripts and test scores must be returned by June 1st for the subsequent fall semester. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic merit, and career goal. Last year, the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary awarded $12,000 in healthcare career scholarships to deserving students in the area.
Application and instructions are available at the Valley West Hospital Gift Shop, by calling Deanna Francis at 815-786-8484 extension 253775, or emailing Deanna.Francis@nm.org. Applications must be received in the Volunteer Services office by June 1st or postmarked no later than that same date.
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