Fourteen newly enrolled Yavapai College students have been awarded full tuition and fee scholarships for the College’s nursing or radiologic technology degree programs. Twelve scholarships were provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Prescott and two by the Margaret T. Morris Foundation. Additional funding is being provided by the Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
“With your help, I will be better equipped to help support my family, and to give back to this wonderful community once I graduate,” scholarship recipient Shellie Hormann wrote in a “thank you” letter to the JCF. “I want to lead my children by example, showing them the importance [of] education, hard work, and dedication.”
The College now has 25 JCF scholarship recipients enrolled, including 11 students who received this scholarship last year. The first recipients of the Jewish Foundation Healthcare Scholarships are scheduled to graduate in May 2014. (The 2013 scholarship recipients are listed below.)
This five-year initiative, intended to address the expected shortage of healthcare professionals in coming years, was introduced in 2012 with generous financial support from the Jewish Community Foundation. Overall, the JCF program will fund 96 full tuition and fee scholarships in the nursing and radiologic technology programs. The largest scholarship program in Yavapai College’s history, it’s designed as a community effort to identify, support and train students who are committed to pursuing a healthcare career locally.
For further information, contact the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott at (928) 717-0016 or the Yavapai College Foundation at (928) 776-2025.
2013 Jewish Community Foundation nursing scholarship recipients:
Carrie Anderson, Jerome
Crystal Baker, Prescott Valley
Ashley Carter, Prescott Valley
Carmen Dalton, Paulden
Kayla Harkey, Cottonwood
Shellie Hormann, Prescott Valley
Mandy Labrie, Cottonwood
Ashley Long, Prescott Valley
Saengduean Munoz, Prescott
Robert Paxton, Rimrock
Lisa Salinas, Bagdad
Michele Sartin, Prescott
2013 Jewish Community Foundation radiologic technology scholarship recipients:
Andrew Meyers, Prescott
Kimberly Stoker, Chino Valley
Photo) The 14 Yavapai College students who received this year’s Jewish Community Foundation Healthcare Scholarships are (back row, from left) Ashley Long, Michele Sartin, Crystal Baker, Lisa Salinas, Robert Paxton, Kimberly Stoker and Andrew Meyers; (front row, from left) Carmen Dalton, Kayla Harkey, Carrie Anderson, Shellie Hormann, Saengduean Munoz, Ashley Carter and Mandy Labrie.