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Applications accepted for healthcare scholarship

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

Parkview Huntington Foundation is now accepting applications for the new Parkview Huntington Spirit of Service Scholarship.

Created late last year by a gift from the former Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild, the Spirit of Service Scholarship continues a long tradition of support for local residents who pursue post-secondary studies in the healthcare field.

Criteria for the scholarship were established by the five-member Scholarship Selection Committee, which is composed of two members of the hospital’s volunteer corps, one member of the hospital’s leadership team, one member of the Parkview Huntington Foundation board of directors and one member of the broader community.

Angie Garcia, office administrator, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, is enjoying her role as the community representative on the committee.

“I was honored to be asked to serve,” she said. “The healthcare field involves commitment, time, skills and abilities, not to mention great financial obligations for schooling. Being part of the process that helps someone financially achieve their career goals is a great feeling. To me, ‘spirit of service’ is an attitude of the heart, an attitude that I am honored to work with in various organizations in our community.”

Two $1,500 scholarships are available annually to applicants who meet criteria established by the Scholarship Selection Committee. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in an accredited post-secondary educational institution and pursue a healthcare-related major or course of study. All information provided on applications will be confidential and used only by committee members for the purposes of review and selection of scholarship recipients.

Deadline for applications to be received is April 24, 2019. Applications are available at the Huntington North High School (HNHS) Guidance Office, from the Parkview Huntington Foundation office at Parkview Huntington Hospital, or online at www.parkview.com/SpiritScholarship. Names of the selected recipients will be announced in May.

Funds for the scholarship come from proceeds of the operation of the gift shop at the hospital.

Completed applications may be delivered to the HNHS Guidance Office, emailed to mike.perkins@parkview.com, or mailed to: Parkview Huntington Spirit of Service Scholarship, c/o Mike Perkins, Parkview Huntington Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington, IN 46750.