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Local Students Win ValleyCare Scholarships

Hospital news | Thursday, June 5, 2014

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 2014 winners. The Auxiliary conferred a total of five $4,000 and four $1,000 scholarships at the Auxiliary’s annual Appreciation Luncheon in May. A $4,000 and one $1,000 scholarship was donated by the ValleyCare Medical Staff and named the Dr. Daniel Lucas Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of a beloved ValleyCare radiologist who died earlier this year. One of the $1,000 scholarships was donated by the Penim and Ivancich Law Firm.

The five students receiving $4000 scholarships were: Sarah Marie Guilford from Granada High who will attend University of Nevada-Reno and plans to enter their nursing program; Paige Horn, also from Granada High will attend Cal State University – Sacramento with the goal of becoming a registered dietitian; Caitlin MacGregor from Amador High who will attend UC San Diego and wants to become a neurologist; and Lauren Sweeney from Granada High who will attend Gonzaga University to study nursing. The Dr. Daniel Lucas $4,000 scholarship went to Jennifer Lee from Dublin High who plans to attend MIT with the goal studying neonatology.

Carissa Allen and Kylie Henley, both from Granada High, received $1000 scholarships. Carissa plans to attend Diablo Valley College and Kylie will attend Las Positas College. Both have plans to transfer to four-year institutions. Carissa would like to become a physical therapist and Kylie hopes to go to medical school and become a physician. Samantha Henshaw also received a $1000 scholarship and plans to attend Las Positas College to study nursing. Abigail Rodriquez received the Dr. Daniel Lucas Memorial Scholarship of $1000 and will attend Las Positas College this fall. She eventually plans to become a physician’s assistant.

Students awarded scholarships 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 Thrift Shop, located in downtown Livermore.