(Atlantic) Cass County Health Systems and an affiliated organization are offering scholarships to students wanting to enter the health field. Cass County Memorial Hospital Public Relations Specialist, Sarah Nelson says throughout their organization they have a commitment to educating future health care providers.
“It is going to become more and more critical every year to have enough people to take care of our aging population which has become an issue across the country,” stated Nelson. “We want to do everything we can to encourage young people to consider those healthcare fields.”
Nelson says there are so many things people can do in health care besides being doctors and nurses. “There are so many other things that are every bit as important and interesting that can really give you a proud feeling of impacting somebody’s health,” explained Nelson. “And truly having a direct impact on the quality of life for the people that you care for and that is a wonderful feeling to have.”
Nelson says Cass County Health System offers a $1,000 scholarship to students that graduate from a Cass County High School and it’s open to any type of career field. The Auxiliary offers a $1,000 scholarship, and The Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation is offering two $5,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled and have been accepted into a nursing or medical doctor training program.
Applications are available at area high school guidance offices and the CCMH Foundation office at the Cass County Memorial Hospital. Applications are also available to download through a link on the hospital website, www.casshealth.org.
Applications are due April 1, 2013.
February 28, 2013