Applicants sought for scholarship program

Written by Theresa Rose on October 27, 2015

MT. PLEASANT – Applications are currently being accepted for a scholarship/loan program through Henry County Health Center and the HCHC Auxiliary.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage education and future employment in a healthcare field at HCHC. Applicants must be residents of Henry County, HCHC associates, or a family member of an HCHC associate.

The program is designated as a scholarship/loan because the recipient will be required to work at HCHC pending completion of course work, certification, and availability of employment. The scholarship/loan amount will be forgiven over a specified period of employment.

Applications are available from HCHC, high schools located in Henry County, Iowa Wesleyan College, Southeastern Community College, Indian Hills Community College, or Kirkwood Community College. Applicants may enroll in a program of their choice and at the college of their choice; however, the scholarship committee reserves the right to review the program. Funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, and other educational expenses.

Completed applications are due by Monday, November 30, and may be turned into the HCHC Public Information Department, 407 S. White Street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641.

HCHC and the HCHC Auxiliary initiated the scholarship/loan program in 1979 to offer financial assistance to students enrolled in a health care field of study. Numerous scholarships have been awarded to area students in hospital service areas such as nursing, emergency care, laboratory, imaging (radiology), medical records and pharmacy. Auxiliary members and volunteers sponsor an annual fall soup supper and to help fund the scholarship.

For more scholarship information, call 319-385-6124.