ELKINS, WV – The Davis Health System (DHS) Foundation has announced they are currently taking applications for the Linda Davis Memorial Scholarship and the DHS Foundation Scholarship.
The $1,000 DHS Foundation Scholarship is for high school seniors interested in pursuing a healthcare career, and is open to students who have resided in West Virginia for at least four years prior to the date of the award.
“Now in its eighth year, the Foundation’s student scholarship proudly supports those who have chosen caring for others as their career,” said Scholarship Committee Chair Ce Ce Wallace.
Mike Cvechko, DHS Foundation Board Member added, “The DHS Foundation Board is very proud of the young men and women who have previously received this scholarship. We believe these young adults have and will do great things in whatever career in healthcare they choose.”
The Linda Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a young man or woman who has been involved in cheerleading as an extra-curricular activity during their senior year. They must also have resided in Randolph County for at least four years. The scholarship was founded in memory of Davis Medical Center employee Linda Davis who was instrumental in local cheerleading programs. This scholarship carries a one-time award of $500.
Both scholarships are for students who will attend a two-year or a four-year college program. Preference is given to students attending high school in Randolph, Barbour, Upshur, Tucker and Pocahontas counties.
The deadline to apply for the 2016 scholarships is March 31, 2016, with the scholarship winners announced in May, 2016.
“Our past recipients tell us the scholarship has helped ease the financial transition to higher education. We strongly encourage high school seniors to apply for the 2016 scholarship,” said Cvechko.
To apply, students can download the applications on the Foundation’s website at www.dhsfoundation.com or call the Foundation at 304.630.3043.
The Scholarships are funded through the Foundation by a number of generous supporters. For more information on how to donate to the scholarship funds, please contact Jennie Raines or Mike Bell at 304.630.3043.