Tri-County Health Care Foundation awards six $1,000 scholarships

Tri-County Health Care Foundation awards six $1,000 scholarships Click to Enlarge

WADENA (KDLM) - Tri-County Health Care Foundation recently awarded six $1,000 scholarships to area 2018 high school graduates pursuing a health care career.

This year’s recipients are:

* Abigail Westrum of Wadena is a Wadena-Deer Creek graduate and plans to pursue a biology (pre-med) degree at Concordia College in Moorhead.

* Amanda Morlock of Henning is a Henning graduate and plans to pursue a degree in social work at St. Cloud State University.

* Brandy Hensch of Henning is a New York Mills graduate and plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in health science and nursing at the University of Minnesota, Rochester.

* Emily Veronen of Verndale is a Verndale graduate and plans to pursue a pre-medicine degree at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

* Morgan Palmer of Sebeka is a Sebeka graduate and plans to pursue a nursing degree at Bemidji State University.

* Hannah Lindquist of Browerville is a Bertha-Hewitt graduate and plans to pursue a degree in pharmacy technology at Minnesota State Technical and Community College in Wadena.

The Tri-County Health Care Foundation High School Scholarship was established to encourage and promote qualified individuals from the service area to pursue a health care career. Recipients are selected using a blind-selection process based on GPA and prior experience in a health-related program. They must also be a high school senior in Tri-County Health Care’s service area.

The Tri-County Health Care Foundation is a private charity established in 1994 by the hospital to attract and administer charitable funds for the benefit of the communities and surrounding areas served by Tri-County Health Care. Tax deductible gifts support education, technology, patient care and equipment. Financial donations stay local and have a direct and lasting impact on your family, friends and neighbors.

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