The Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteer organization began a high school scholarship program in 2006 with the goal of supporting local graduating seniors who are pursuing postsecondary education in the field of healthcare.
The number of scholarships and amount awarded is determined on the success of the hospital's gift shop, which the volunteers operate.
Scholarships for 2012 have been awarded to the following seniors:
Nikki Burhdorf, who is graduating from Hotchkiss High School and will be attending Colorado State University to pursue a degree in biomedical sciences with the longterm goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Mayra Jiminez, who is graduating from Delta High School and will be attending the University of Northern Colorado to pursue a degree in biochemistry with the longterm goal of becoming a surgeon.
Monika Milton, who is graduating from Delta High School and will be attending Colorado Mesa University to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing with the goal of becoming a registered nurse. Milton was the recipient of two scholarships from the hospital volunteers; this year for the first time, the volunteers offered an additional scholarship specifically to an individual who became a Junior Volunteer at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Milton became a Junior Volunteer in 2011 and has volunteered 48 hours in the oncology department.
Each of the scholarships this year was in the amount of $750. The recipients will receive their award at their school's spring awards program.blog comments powered by Disqus