Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Offering $3,000 Scholarships to Pursue Health Careers
Applications for the 2020 Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Application are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted through March 20, 2020.
The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation are offering $3,000 scholarships to Santa Ynez Valley residents who are pursuing studies and careers in a health or medical-related field. Applications for 2020 scholarships are now being accepted through Friday, March 20, 2020.
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 2019, a total of $21,000 in scholarships was presented to seven honorees.
All scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: currently reside in the Santa Ynez Valley, currently in or planning to enter the health or medical-related fields 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 letter from a volunteer supervisor verifying community service. High school applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and current college enrollees/applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible. Applications received after March 20, 2020, will not be accepted. The scholarship application form and complete instructions can be found here: SYVCHA Scholarship Application 2020
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 luncheon on Monday, April 27, 2020 at the SYV Historical Museum in Santa Ynez.
Founded in 1962, the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary (SYVCHA) is an all-volunteer organization that annually donates more than 16,000 hours of service to the hospital. Additionally, SYVCH Auxiliary volunteers operate the “New to You” shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang which raises funds for scholarships and supports hospital needs.