Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently awarded
$2,500 scholarships to Lindsey Fagerberg of Buena Vista and Riley Johnson
Fagerberg is currently studying biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. After her graduation in May 2018,
she plans to serve on a medical-mission team and then pursue a medical
degree with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Johnson is working toward a medical degree from Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She has volunteered
for First-Hand Aid, an organization that delivers medical supplies and
support to rural Cuba. Once she completes her medical degree, Johnson
plans to apply for a residency program.
The HRRMC Foundation scholarship is available to any college or university
student who lives or has lived within the Salida Hospital District, which
encompasses Chaffee, western Fremont and northern Saguache counties. Applicants
who plan to enter the health care field with a minimum of 24 college-credit
hours and a grade point average of 3.2 or higher are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2018 scholarship will be available next May and will
be due June 15, 2018. For more information, please call Foundation Director
Kimla Robinson at 719-530-2218.