Ridgeview Foundation Awards Scholarships to Area High School Seniors
6/21/11—Ridgeview Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center are proud to announce the 2011 recipients of a $1,000 Health Care Career Scholarship.
Jennifer Fatz, Belle Plaine Sr. High School
Brook Wenisch, Central High School (NYA)
Taylor Anderson, Chanhassen High School
Lauren Schwinghammer, Chaska High School
Larissa Halonen, Delano High School
Kandra Oestreich, Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted High School
Jenna Weber, Mayer Lutheran High School
Jo Treat, Mound-Westonka High School
Dawn Miller, Waconia High School
Sara Smith, Watertown-Mayer High School
Michael Boe, Sibley East High School
More than $87,000 was raised at the 2001 Ridgeview Foundation Golf Extravaganza to create a scholarship program in response to the shortage of health care workers. With this year’s awards, we have now given 118 scholarships since the program’s inception. Ridgeview becomes an educational resource for many winners; recipients frequently participate in job shadows and internships offered by the Medical Center during their college careers. To date, seven scholarship recipients have come to work at Ridgeview Medical Center. The Health Care Scholarship is funded by Ridgeview Friends & Family, Ridgeview’s largest and oldest giving club, through annual donations from community members and Ridgeview employees.
If you would like to learn more about the scholarship program and its eligibility requirements, please contact Kelly Schiffman at (952) 442-2191 ext. 6373. Applications for the 2012 scholarship will be available in February 2012.
Photo Caption: Pictured with Linda Roebke, Ridgeview Foundation Scholarship committee member: (top: left to right) Sara Smith, Larissa Halonen, Jenny Fatz, Brook Wenisch, Lauren Schwinghammer, Taylor Anderson; (bottom: left to right) Dawn Miller, Jenna Weber, Kandra Oestreich, Jo Treat. Not pictured: Michael Boe.