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RIVER FALLS, Wis. 10/6/2017 In an effort to boost the number of local health care providers in the region, Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships for non-traditional students living or working locally to complete a degree in health care. 

Twice a year, the foundation awards scholarships to non-traditional, local students pursuing a qualification in the health care field. This includes not only direct care roles like nurses, pharmacy technicians, radiology technicians and certified medical assistants, but also supporting roles like medical transcriptionists, health care technologists and health care administrators. The deadline for applications for fall 2017 scholarships is October 15, 2017.

Scholarship applicants must have at least one year of work experience after high school. They must live or work in the region served by Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited program (does not have to be in the region). For more details, a full outline of the scholarship process and an application form, visit

Six local non-traditional students were given extra assistance with their continuing education tuition fees last semester. 

Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded by the Allina Health River Falls Area Hospital Foundation in July to Cynthia Crotty, Ashley Greengard, Amber Swanson, Hanna Danke, Amy Hauenstein and Riley Williams.    


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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