Monday, November 05, 2012
Martin Health Auxiliary, Martin Health System offer scholarships
Contact: Scott Samples, Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: (772) 223-4920
STUART, Fla., Nov. 5, 2012 – Martin Health System and the Martin Health Auxiliary are once again offering scholarships to residents of Martin and St. Lucie counties who are pursuing degrees related to health care.
The scholarships are open to high school students in Martin or St. Lucie counties who graduate in 2013, as well as to residents of either county who are considering going back to school and need tuition assistance.
The deadline for submission is Feb. 15, 2013. Scholarship applications are available online at martinhealth.org/scholarships. For more information, call Christina Romanovsky at (772) 223-5945, ext. 3239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A committee determines which candidates receive scholarships and in what amount. Amounts awarded vary and are based on grades, residency, need, other financial assistance being granted and additional criteria. Funds may be used to offset any costs associated with the pursuit of a degree related to health care.
Last year, the Martin Health Auxiliary provided $50,000 in scholarships and Martin Health System added an additional $10,000. Since 1978, Martin Health has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships to approximately 900 residents of Martin and St. Lucie counties.
The Martin Health Auxiliary includes about 800 members, who volunteer more than 190,000 hours of volunteer service annually and contribute considerable philanthropic gifts to the health system.
About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 70 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,000 associates, 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 12 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is a seven-time winner of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as a National Employer of Choice designee for 2009 and 2010-11. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.