Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently awarded
$2,500 scholarships to
Keenan Barr and Lukas Ommen of Buena Vista, and Claire Zwann of Salida.
Barr is a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities earning a degree
in biomedical engineering with a premed focus. Barr’s ultimate goal
is to become an orthopedic surgeon
Ommen is currently attending Colorado State University and is majoring
in biology with a premed emphasis. He is interested in cardiology and
will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this year.
Zwann is beginning a physical therapy doctoral program at the University
of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her undergraduate degree
in integrative physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
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 minimum grade point average of 3.2 are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the 2019 scholarship will be available next May and will
be due June 14, 2019. For more information, call Foundation Director Kimla
Robinson at 719-530-2218.