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Local Students Win Valleycare Auxiliary Scholarships

Hospital news | Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

LIVERMORE, CA &ndash The ValleyCare Health System Auxiliary, which annually awards scholarships to area high school seniors planning to enter the health care field, recently named the 2010 winners. Four $4,000 and three $1,000 scholarships were presented to the winning students at the Auxiliary’s annual Appreciation Luncheon in May.

Cassandra Sarbak and Diane Toscano both from Granada High, and Ashley Callery from Foothill High School received $1,000 scholarships. Cassandra and Ashley plan to study nursing and Diane would like to go into the OB/GYN field.

Jelena Cyr of Granada High School was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and will attend Harvard University, with plans in the pediatric field. Amador High School senior Manogna Manne will attend UCLA, majoring in neuroscience and received a $4000 scholarship. The other two $4000 winners were Agam Virk and Karen Wang both from Foothill High School. Agam will be attending UC San Diego studying neuroscience and Karen will be going to Princeton majoring in bio/medicine.

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 and the Thrift Shop.