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HRRMC Foundation now accepting applications for Charles J. Forster scholarship

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FROM: Lezlie Burkley, Foundation Director

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation

1000 Rush Drive, Salida, CO 81201 719-530-2218

HRRMC Foundation now accepting applications for Charles J. Forster scholarships

SALIDA, Colo.—Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) Foundation is offering two scholarships of $2,500 each for current college students planning to pursue a career in healthcare. Previously known as the HRRMC Foundation scholarships, these have been renamed in the honor of Charles J. Forster, past HRRMC Board Member and HRRMC Foundation Board Member who passed away in early 2021.

These scholarships are available to any college student who lives or has lived within the Salida Hospital District, which encompasses Chaffee, western Fremont and northern Saguache counties.

Applicants must be attending college in the fall of 2021, have a minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 3.2, and have already earned at least 24 college credits. Applicants may not be related to an HRRMC Foundation board member.

The application deadline is Monday, June 14. To download the guidelines and one-page application, visit, click on the HRRMC Foundation tab and then click on the Foundation Scholarships tab.

Applications should be e-mailed to Foundation Director Lezlie Burkley at or mailed to the HRRMC Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee, P.O. Box 429, Salida, CO 81201.

Charles J. Forster was an HRRMC Board Member from 1996 to 2016, and on the HRRMC Foundation Board from 1998 to 2014. As chairman of the HRRMC Foundation Board, Charlie ensured multiple campaigns to raise money for HRRMC facilities.

For more information or to request an application, please call the HRRMC Foundation at 719-530-2218.