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Buffalo Hospital Foundation to award ten health care scholarships in 2016

BUFFALO, Minn. 2/25/2016 — Buffalo Hospital Foundation will award ten scholarships to students in Wright County who plan to pursue health care careers in their post-secondary education. Buffalo Hospital Foundation continues to support local youth and encourages more students to enter the medical field professionally.

The Foundation will give a total of ten $1,000 scholarships this year to a student from each of the nine local school districts, as well as home-school or private school students. Students must meet the following selection criteria:

  • students must be pursuing a health care degree
  • acceptance at either a two or four-year secondary education institution for Fall of 2016
  • previous volunteer, work or life experiences in health care
  • home-school or private school student must show proof of residency in Wright County

There will also be three additional $500 scholarships from the Wright County Area United Way that will be awarded to students from the Buffalo, Monticello and St. Michael-Albertville area. This scholarship is open to all public, home-school and private school students in these areas.

For a copy of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation scholarship application, please contact a local school district guidance counselor. Home-school or private school students may contact Paula Slocum at 763-684-6800 for more information. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 31, to be considered eligible.

Eligible school districts are: Annandale School District #876, Buffalo, Hanover, Montrose #877, Dassel-Cokato School District #466, Delano School District #879, Howard Lake/Waverly School District #2687, Maple Lake School District #881, Monticello School District #882, Rockford School District #883 and St. Michael-Albertville School District #885.

About Buffalo Hospital

Part of Allina Health, Buffalo Hospital is a not-for-profit regional medical center committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health of the communities it serves in and around Wright County.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.

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