Scholarship winners announced

Scholarship winners from left are Jessica Graf, Deidre Guy, Haylie Winner, Nicole Johnson, Ashlyn Taylor, Madisyn Letter, Alicia Amador and Rebecca Parker.
Scholarship winners from left are Jessica Graf, Deidre Guy, Haylie Winner, Nicole Johnson, Ashlyn Taylor, Madisyn Letter, Alicia Amador and Rebecca Parker. Contributed

The Redwood Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of its 2017 Redwood Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program.

The Redwood Memorial Foundation awards scholarships every year to high school seniors and community members in the Eel River Valley, Van Duzen River Valley and Southern Humboldt County communities pursuing careers in nursing, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy. Students selected for the scholarships demonstrate strong citizenship and leadership skills, and are pursuing healthcare-related fields at an accredited university, college or technical school.

The recipients of the foundation’s 2017 scholarships include high school students Alicia Amador, who will be majoring in human nutrition science at UC Davis; Madisyn Letter, who will be majoring in registered nursing at California State University, Chico; Rebecca Parker who will be majoring in science at Santa Rosa Junior College in hopes of becoming an OB/GYN; Ashlyn Taylor, who will be majoring in collaborative health at California State University, Monterey Bay in hopes of becoming a dietician.

Community members who were awarded scholarships include Deidre Guy, who will be majoring in nursing at College of the Redwoods; Jessica Graf, a current employee, who will be obtaining her Certified Dietary Manager’s Certificate at Florida State University; Tyler Janowski, who will be majoring in kinesiology at California State University, Chico; Nicole Johnson, who will be majoring in psychology at California State University, Monterey Bay and Haylie Winner, a current employee, who will be majoring in nursing at College of the Redwoods.

The Redwood Memorial Foundation dedicates its funds from generous community donors to equipment and service needs, essential programs, health education, scholarships and new program support for Redwood Memorial Hospital.

This year’s scholarship recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Redwood Memorial Foundation’s Board Meeting on May 9 at Redwood Memorial Hospital.

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