West Valley Medical Center recently awarded its annual Allied Healthcare Scholarship to four local students. These funds are earmarked for their education in the health care field. This year’s scholarshipc recipients are:
- Rachel Bartlow, of Nampa, graduated from Nampa Christian High School and is now a junior studying nursing at Northwest Nazarene University. Bartlow received a $1,000 scholarship.
- Rachel Davis, of Nampa, graduated from Skyview High School and will begin studies in nursing at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Davis received a $1,000 scholarship.
- Madison Medl, of Nampa, graduated from Skyview High School and is now a junior studying nursing at Boise State University. Medl received a $1,000 scholarship.
- Alexandria Salinas, of Caldwell, graduated from Skyview High School and will begin studies in health sciences at The College of Idaho this fall. Salinas received a $1,000 scholarship.
The Allied Healthcare Scholarship is open annually to students who attended local high schools in Owyhee or Canyon counties and/or currently reside in the hospital’s service area. Students must be currently attending or plan to attend a college/university in the southwest Idaho or eastern Oregon area to pursue an associates or bachelor’s degree in an allied health care program.
Scholarship criteria is focused on academic performance and interest in an allied health field. Students must demonstrate a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and agree to allow the hospital an opportunity to recruit them for employment upon completion of their degree; however, no work commitment is required.