WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will jointly award scholarships to area students in 2011.
Qualified applicants must be graduating high-school students planning to pursue a career in a health-related program (such as a medical or dental curriculum (including pre-med and pre-dental), nursing, dental hygiene, medical/clinical laboratory technology, dental technology, radiology technology, medical transcription, health information technology, medical office services, surgical technology, ultrasound technology, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy) or post-secondary students currently enrolled in a health related program.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academics, financial need and citizenship. Applicants, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be from the local area (Black Hawk, Bremer, Fayette, Buchanan, Benton, Tama, Grundy and Butler counties).
Application forms, which include a request for a brief essay, grade transcripts and letters of recommendation, are available from the Covenant Foundation Office, 3421 West Ninth Street, Waterloo, Tel. (319) 272-7676; the Sartori Health Care Foundation Office, 515 College Street, Cedar Falls, Tel. (319) 268-3161; and online at www.WheatonIowa.org, click on the Auxiliary Scholarship menu item under Foundations. Applications are also available in area school counselor's offices. Submissions must be completed and returned to the Covenant Foundation or Sartori Foundation Office by March 11, 2011. Applications submitted online will not be accepted.
The Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary comprise one of the largest and most active service organizations in the community. In addition to fundraising, the auxiliaries serve to promote cooperative interest between Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the community.