The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently announced
the 2017 recipients of the Dr. William G. Mehos Scholarship. Robert Schumann
of Buena Vista and Desmond Lau of Salida were both awarded $1,000 college
Schumann will attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins and plans
to study biomedical sciences with the goal of becoming a physical therapist.
Lau plans to attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and will
study exercise science and nutrition. His goal is to become a personal
trainer and nutritionist.
Prerequisites of the scholarship include declaring a major in a health
care-related field; attending public school within the Salida Hospital
District; a narrative explaining why they would like to receive the award;
an outline of extracurricular activities; two letters of recommendation;
and a copy of the student’s high school transcript.
The Dr. William G. Mehos Scholarship Program began in 2004. All applications
are reviewed by a selection committee and scored on pre-established criteria.
The HRRMC Foundation provides the hospital with financial support to facilitate
innovative programs and provide state-of-the-art healthcare services to
the Salida Hospital District.