The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary announced that
Bari Beasley of Salida is the 2017 recipient of a four-year college scholarship.
Beasley will receive $1,000 each year for up to four years, for a total
of $4,000. She plans to attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction
and will study exercise physiology. Her goal is to pursue a doctorate
in physical therapy.
A second scholarship was awarded to Berlin VanNess of Buena Vista. VanNess
will receive a total of $1,500 due to a previously awarded scholarship
that was left unclaimed.
To be eligible for the Auxiliary scholarship, the applicant must have
a grade-point average of B or better; be a resident of the Salida Hospital
District; be a senior that has attended Salida High School, Buena Vista
High School, Cotopaxi High School, or Darren Patterson Christian Academy
for the entirety of their senior year; and intend to pursue a career in
a field related to health care.
Both students are required to reapply each year with their grade report
and a letter explaining what they have been involved in throughout the
year aside from academics.
The HRRMC Auxiliary has awarded over $400,000 in the form of scholarships,
programs and equipment since their inception in 1960. To learn more about
the Auxiliary, visit hrrmc.com.