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Foundation Scholarships

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is offering the following scholarships for applicants intending to enter the healthcare field, or for those looking to advance their career in healthcare.

2021 High School Graduates

Dr. William G. Mehos Scholarship - Application | Guidelines

A one-time amount of $1,250 will be awarded to a graduating public high school senior from Buena Vista, Cotopaxi, or Salida who plans to attend college in fall 2021 with a major in the healthcare field. (Application deadline: April 9, 2021)

Auxiliary Scholarship - Application & Guidelines

An annual amount of $1,000 will be awarded for four recurring years (subject to renewal process each year). Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Buena Vista, Cotopaxi, or Salida High School, living within the HRRMC hospital district and entering college in fall 2021 in a health field career. A GPA equivalent of "B" or better is required. (Application deadline: April 1, 2021)

Current College Students

Charles J. Forster Scholarship - Application | Guidelines

Two one-time scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to individuals who live or have lived within the Salida Hospital District, as well as within Westcliffe School District or Saguache School District. Applicants will attend college in fall 2021 with a degree in a healthcare field and have a
3.2 college GPA and 24 credit hours. (Application deadline: June 14, 2021)

Career Advancement

EMS or CNA to RN/RN-BSN Scholarship - Application | Guidelines

Individuals who are currently certified EMT or Certified Nurse Assistant (with either a certification or letter of completion in 2020/2021) living in the HRRMC Hospital District service area, and will be attending college in fall 2021 or spring 2022 to pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. The scholarship amounts awarded will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on the number of qualified applicants and individual financial need.
(Application deadline: June 14, 2021)

Scholarship applications can be e-mailed to or sent to:

HRRMC Foundation
P.O. Box 429
Salida, CO 81201

For more information or to request a paper application, call the Foundation at (719) 530-2218.