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HRRMC Foundation awards three $2,500 scholarships

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently gave scholarships valued at $2,500 each to Claire Zwann and Riley Johnson of Salida, and Emily Foreman of Buena Vista.

Zwann is continuing her 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.

Johnson will be entering her fourth year of medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region. She recently completed an international rotation in an impoverished area of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Foreman is currently attending Seattle Pacific University where she is majoring in nursing. She will enter her final year of the nursing program this fall. She has traveled to Arusha, Tanzania, three times to volunteer at the Neema House where she provided care for babies who are awaiting adoption.

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 healthcare field with a minimum of 24 college credit hours and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2020 scholarships will be available next May and will be due June 12, 2020. For more information, call Foundation Director Kimla Robinson at (719) 530-2218.