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HRRMC Auxiliary awards two scholarships

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