June 26, 2020
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 scholarship recipients are:
- Holley Bretas, Grand View, graduated from Rimrock Jr-Sr High School and is attending Boise State University to pursue nursing.
- Madelyn Cardwell, Nampa, graduated from Skyview High School and is attending Boise State University to pursue nursing.
- Hannah George, Caldwell, graduated from Vision Charter School and is attending Northwest Nazarene University to pursue health communications.
- Nadine Herrera, Parma, graduated from Parma High School and is attending Boise State University to pursue nursing.
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 current students or planning to attend a college/university in the southwest Idaho or eastern Oregon area to pursue an associate or bachelor's degree in an allied health care program.
Scholarship criteria is focused on academic performance and interest in the healthcare 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.