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AVMF scholarship deadline approaching

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – The deadline for Aspen Valley Hospital employees and individuals pursuing health careers to apply for scholarships through the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is April 19 at 3 p.m.

The scholarship program provides assistance with tuition and other related expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs, conferences, workshops, seminars and training for Roaring Fork Valley residents.

Applications are reviewed by AVMF’s education committee. The remaining 2011 deadlines are July 5 and Nov. 29. In 2010, the AVMF awarded $80,000 to health-care professionals for educational opportunities.

Following are the scholarships offered:

• Aspen Valley Hospital Employees Education Scholarships: Applicants must be an AVH employee and are available toward in continuing education as it relates to employees’ professional duties.

• Dr. Rodney E. Kirk Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is offered only once a year (April) to Roaring Fork residents pursuing health-related education.

• Audrey Owings Memorial Scholarship for EMTs/Paramedics: Applications are open to Roaring Fork Valley residents pursuing certification or re-certification.

• Nursing Scholarships: Applications are open to Roaring Fork Valley residents currently enrolled in state-accredited schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate, baccalaureate or master’s degree programs.

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.avmfaspen.org. For more information, call Cristina Gair at 970-544-7375 or email cgair@avmfaspen.org.