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Morris Hospital Foundation Offers Healthcare Scholarships

Morris Hospital Foundation Offers Healthcare Scholarships
March 12, 2018 Janet Long

Morris Hospital Foundation Offers Healthcare Scholarships

March 12, 2018, MORRIS, IL – The Morris Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing an education in healthcare. The scholarships are intended to encourage education in any health-related course of study while enhancing the availability of healthcare providers in the local community.

The $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarship and the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Scholarship are available to students pursuing undergraduate education in a healthcare related field. For students pursuing a nursing degree, up to $4,000 is available over two years through the Betty J. Sterritt Endowed Fund for Nursing Scholarship.

In order to be eligible for the Carol Harrington, Relucio Family, and Betty J. Sterritt scholarships, students must be already accepted into, or currently enrolled in, a hospital-related health care curriculum at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Additionally, applicants for these three scholarships must reside in one of the 19 communities served by Morris Hospital, which include: Braceville, Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Kinsman, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Ransom, Seneca, South Wilmington, Verona, Wilmington and Yorkville.

A fourth scholarship, the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, is for residents of Illinois who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program. The Hugo Avalos Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to a single individual.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they would like by checking the appropriate boxes on the scholarship application form, available online at A separate application is available for the Hugo Avalos Endowed Scholarship.

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2018. Scholarship winners will be announced in May. For more information, contact the Morris Hospital Foundation at 815-705-7021.

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