Ridgeview Foundation awards scholarships to area high school seniors

Ridgeview Foundation awards scholarships to area high school seniors

Ridgeview Foundation and Ridgeview Medical Center are proud to announce the 2013 recipients of a $1,000 Health Care Scholarship. Winners include:

Jacob Meger—Belle Plaine Senior High School
Devan Mellgren—Central High School, Norwood Young America
Sarah McLarnan—Chanhassen High School
Adam Hoxie—Chaska High School
Allison Warne—Delano High School
Alexandra Curoe—Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria
Brittany Burke—Holy Trinity High School, Winsted
Katie Koopmeiners—Howard Lake–Waverly–Winsted
Peyton Thiry—Lester Prairie High School
Emily Johnson—Mayer Lutheran High School
Gregory Hooks—Minnetonka High School
Isabel Barnhart—Mound Westonka High School
Jordan Bruss—Sibley East High School
Natalie Overstreet—Southwest Christian High School, Chaska
Emily Jaeger—Waconia High School
Ashley Stender—Watertown–Mayer High School
Sydney Streachek—Ridgeview Employee’s Child (Delano High School)

Ridgeview Foundation awarded $17,000 in scholarships to west metro students this year. The Health Care Scholarship is 100 percent funded by Ridgeview Friends & Family, Ridgeview’s largest and oldest giving club, through annual donations from community members and Ridgeview employees.

In 2001, Ridgeview Foundation created the scholarship program in response to the shortage of health care workers. More than $87,000 was raised at the 2001 Ridgeview Foundation Golf Extravaganza toward the creation of the scholarship program. Including the awards this year, the foundation has given scholarships to 145 area students since the program’s inception. Ridgeview Medical Center becomes an educational resource for many recipients as they frequently participate in job shadows and internships offered by the Medical Center. To date, nine scholarship recipients have come to work at Ridgeview Medical Center.

If you would like to learn more about the scholarship program and its eligibility requirements, or to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact Kelly Schiffman at 952-442-2191, ext. 6373. Applications for the 2014 scholarships will be available Feb. 1, 2014.

Photo Caption: Pictured with Linda Roebke, Ridgeview Foundation Board member and Scholarship Committee member, are (top, from left) Sydney Streachek, Adam Hoxie, Gregory Hooks, Allison Warne, Sarah McLarnan, Jordan Bruss, (bottom, from left) Natalie Overstreet, Emily Johnson, Emily Jaeger, Devan Mellgren, Isabel Barnhart, Ashley Stender and Katie Koopmeiners. Not Pictured: Brittany Burke, Alexandra Curoe, Jacob Meger and Peyton Thiry.