$3,000 Scholarships for Area Residents Pursuing Health Careers

Feb 14, 2018


$3,000 Scholarships for Area Residents Pursuing Health Careers

Offered by Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary

~Application deadline is March 15, 2018


Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley, CaliforniaThe Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary (SYVCHA) offers $3,000 scholarships each year to Santa Ynez Valley residents who wish to pursue careers in a health or medical-related field. The Auxiliary is pleased to announce that applications for 2018 scholarships are being accepted from February 15 through March 15, 2018. 


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, have a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university; have a minimum GPA 3.5; 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.


Applications received after March 15, 2018, will not be accepted. Scholarship winners will be contacted in early April 2018 and will be invited to attend and accept their scholarship check at the annual SYVCH Auxiliary Thank You Picnic in Santa Ynez at Noon on April 25, 2018.


The scholarship application form and complete instructions can be found here:  www.cottagehealth.org/syvch.


Founded in 1962, the SYVCH Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization providing more than 18,000 service hours annually to the hospital. Additionally, SYVCH Auxiliary volunteers operate the “New to You” thrift shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang which raises funds for scholarships and supports hospital needs. According to Barbara Anderson, 2018 Auxiliary President “Today, we have more than 200 women and men in the Auxiliary who volunteer their time, treasure and talent to the hospital.” For more information about volunteering with the Auxiliary, call Martine Surey at 805-691-9509.


About Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and Cottage Heath

Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, provides high quality outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, comprehensive imaging (including MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray), on-site laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physicians specialty clinic and 24-hour emergency services to the community. SYVCH is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health, the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. In 2017, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 20,000 people, treated 78,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,200 newborns.

For more information, call 805-688-6431 or visit www.cottagehealth.org/syvch

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