Contact: Denise Bouillerce
Pleasanton, CA – For over 20 years the ValleyCare Auxiliary has been awarding scholarships totaling over $100,000 to local high school students. Each year the Auxiliary awards four $4,000 (paid at $1000 per year for four years), and two $1000 scholarships (paid at $500 per year over two years).
This year, in addition to the Auxiliary scholarships, the ValleyCare Medical Executive Committee (MEC) has approved the funding over the next five years for an additional $4000 and one $1000 scholarship. These scholarships will be named the “Dr. Daniel Lucas Memorial Scholarship” in memory of Dr. Lucas who died in 2014. He was a much loved and admired interventional radiologist on the ValleyCare staff for 22 years. The MEC would like to keep his memory alive through these scholarships.
The Auxiliary and MEC scholarships are available to graduating Tri-Valley high school seniors who plan to enter a medical related field. Funds for the Auxiliary scholarships were raised through gifts to the Auxiliary and through proceeds from sales at the Auxiliary’s Livermore Thrift Shop and the Gift Shop at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton.
Applications are available at the local high schools. They can also be obtained from the Information and Reception desks at ValleyCare Medical Center, 5555 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton, the Valley Memorial Center,1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore and the ValleyCare Health Library. 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270, Pleasanton.
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 24, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded at the Auxiliary Appreciation luncheon on May 19, 2014.