Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation are offering $3,000 scholarships to Santa Ynez Valley residents pursuing careers in health or medical-related fields. Applications for 2019 scholarships are being accepted Feb. 15 through March 15.
Scholarships are made possible by the SYVCH Auxiliary fundraising efforts; as well as The Ann Bertero Scholarship Fund and the Jean Pack Scholarship Fund administered by the SYVCH Foundation. In 2018, $15,000 in scholarships was presented to five honorees.
All scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: currently reside in the Santa Ynez Valley; currently in or planning to enter a health or medical-related field and have a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university; submit a one-page typed essay articulating academic goals and future professional plans and provide at least one (1) letter from a volunteer supervisor verifying community service. High school applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.5 and current college enrollees/applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0.
The scholarship application form and complete instructions can be found online at www.cottagehealth.org/syvch. Applications received after March 15 will not be accepted. Scholarship winners will be contacted in early April, and will be invited to attend and accept their scholarship check at the annual SYVCH Auxiliary Thank You Picnic later that month.