Contact: Denise Bouillerce
LIVERMORE, CA -- The ValleyCare Health System Auxiliary, which annually awards scholarships to area high school seniors planning to enter the health care field, recently named the 2011 winners. Four $4,000 and two $1,000 scholarships were presented to the winning students at the Auxiliary’s annual Appreciation Luncheon in May.
Hannah Nafzinger from Granada High, and Nicole Norton from Livermore High received $1,000 scholarships. Hannah and Nicole both plan to study Nursing at Las Positas College.
Ridhima Vemula of California High School was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and will attend UC Berekely with plans to study public health. Amador Valley High School senior Emily Diggins will attend San Diego State University majoring in Nursing, and received a $4000 scholarship. The other two $4000 winners were Sahil Aggarwal from Amador Valley High School and Hamin Kim of California High School. Both have plans to study medicine. Ahil will attend Virginia Commonwealth University and Hamin has plans to attend Stanford.
Students awarded a scholarship from the ValleyCare Auxiliary receive funds on an annual basis. In order to continue receiving the scholarship funds, students must maintain their eligibility by remaining full-time students studying course work leading to a career in the medical field. They must have continuous enrollment at the same college or university and maintain "C" or better grade point average.
The ValleyCare Auxiliary raises funds for these scholarships through sales at their gift shop in the lobby at ValleyCare Medical Center and the Thrift Shop, located in downtown Livermore.