The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Career Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. Since 2004, when the program was developed, over $246,000 has been provided in scholarship support to students pursuing a health care career.
“Our recipient pool is comprised of 21 talented students whose fields of study include, among others; physician, pharmacist, podiatrist, physical therapist, ARNP, optometrist, and dentist,” said Kelly Genners, the Legacy Foundation’s director of community leadership and grant-making. “Our community would be extremely fortunate if any of them chose Ottumwa as a place to begin their new health care careers.
This year, $26,500 was awarded with scholarship amounts ranging from $500 to $3,000. These recipients were selected on the basis of outstanding academic record, achievement and area of study. A preference was given to applicants who expressed a desire to seek employment in southeast Iowa upon completion of studies and those pursuing education in a health career identified as a local workforce shortage area.
Local 2013 scholarship recipients are: Alicia Nicole Bettis of Albia, going to Creighton University; Jordan McCoy of Exline, going to Houston Baptist University and Stacy Thomas of Centerville, going to the University of Iowa.
For more information on the LCL Scholarship program logon to www.orlf.org or contact Kelly Genners at (641) 455-5260.