McDowell Auxiliary offers scholarship

February 08, 2004

DANVILLE - High school seniors in Boyle County who are interested in a career in health care are eligible for a scholarship sponsored by the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Scholarship applications are now available at local schools and will be accepted by the Auxiliary until March 1 for the fall semester.

Scholarships will be awarded to a qualified high school senior from Danville High School, Boyle County High School or Kentucky School for the Deaf. The healthcare programs of study that are eligible for coverage are at the discretion of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and are subject to change.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their class, have a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1000, and be accepted into an eligible healthcare program at a regionally accredited college or university.


Children of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Health Associates may be given preference in the awarding of the scholarship.

The scholarship is $2,000, payable in $1,000 semester increments, and is paid directly to the college or university. A GPA of 2.5 or higher must be achieved to maintain eligibility to receive the $1,000 for the second semester.

Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship may pick up an application from their school's guidance counselor. Applications should be returned along with a copy of the student's scholastic records and recommendations from at least two instructors and a guidance counselor.

Completed applications should be forwarded to the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary at 217 South Third Street, Danville or they may be returned to the school's guidance counselor. The deadline for submitting an application is March 1.

A selection committee will make the final decision about scholarship recipients. Interviews will be scheduled with finalists. Applicants will receive a letter letting them know whether or not they have been awarded the scholarship.

More information about the scholarship is available from each school's guidance counselor or by calling Linda Tillman, director of volunteer services, at (859) 239-1208.

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