SARANAC LAKE — The new deadline to apply for the Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association’s annual scholarships is June 15.
Each year the SLVHA offers several $1,500 scholarships to second-year North Country Community College students in the registered nurse and radiologic technology programs.
“We moved the date from the end of May to June 15 to allow students enough time to complete the scholarship process,” SLVHA board member Sue Patterson said in a press release. “We focus on North County Community College because as a medical organization we are concerned about the health of this community. We want to continue to support people pursuing jobs in the health and wellness fields.”
To qualify for a scholarship, all applicants must be residents of Essex, Franklin or Hamilton counties, be enrolled full time, be in good academic standing, and be accepted into the 2020-21 RN or second-year radiology tech programs.
“We award the scholarships based on an easy application process, so I urge anyone fitting the criteria to apply,” Patterson said. “Though nontraditional students are given preference, these particular scholarships are open to all second-year students at North Country Community College pursuing their registered nurse or radiologic technologist degrees.”
A complete application consists of a brief essay describing the recipient’s educational/life journey along with two letters of recommendation (at least one from a health care professional or academic program instructor) as well as a current transcript. An official transcript is not required.
All applications must be mailed by the June 15 deadline to Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association, 75 Main St., Suite 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12913. A complete list of scholarship requirements is located on the SLVHA Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SaranacLakeVoluntaryHealthAssociationInc, at www.SaranacLakeVHA.org or by calling 518-891-0910.
The SLVHA is a nonprofit organization established in 1897 dedicated to improving the health of the people within the Saranac Lake Central School District through funding health care initiatives such as the Saranac Lake elementary school dental hygienist, adult dental grants and a visiting nurse as well as scholarships for students in the medical, nursing, rehabilitative and allied fields of study.
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