Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will jointly award scholarships to area students in 2013. In conjunction with funds donated by McElroy Trust, the scholarship committee is able to award five $2000 scholarships and three $2000 scholarships this year. Deadline for submitting applications is March 15, 2013.
Qualified applicants must be graduating high-school students planning to pursue a career in a health-related program or post-secondary students currently enrolled in a health related program. Qualifying health related careers include medical or dental curriculum (including pre-med and pre-dental), nursing, dental hygiene, medical/clinical laboratory technology, dental technology, radiology technology, medical transcription, health information technology, medical office services, surgical technology, ultrasound technology, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy).
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academics, financial need and citizenship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be from the local area (Black Hawk, Bremer, Fayette, Buchanan, Benton, Tama, Grundy and Butler counties). Scholarships will be awarded in May for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Application forms, which include a request for a brief essay, grade transcripts and letters of recommendation, are available from the Covenant Foundation Office, 3421 West Ninth Street, Waterloo, Tel. (319) 272-7676; the Sartori Health Care Foundation Office, 515 College Street, Cedar Falls, Tel. (319) 268-3161; Applications are also available in area school counselor's offices and online at WheatonIowa.org. Submissions must be completed and returned to the Covenant Foundation Office by March 15, 2013. Applications submitted electronically will not be accepted.