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Camden Clark Medical Center announces scholarship opportunities for health care students

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is offering scholarship opportunities for college students in a health care field through the Camden Clark Auxiliary and the Camden Clark Foundation.

The foundation on behalf of the Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae will award two $1,500 scholarships, in memory of Ella Bloomheart, former director of nursing, and Barbara Fonte, a grateful patient, to nursing students who have completed their first year at an accredited school of nursing.

Those applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

* Provide written documentation of acceptance to a Registered Nurse program accredited by the National League of Nursing.

* Live in the area served by WVU Medicine Camden Clark, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio.

* Be enrolled and have completed one year as a nursing student.

Scholarship monies must be used within the next academic year. Application deadline is April 23.

Recipients will be notified and scholarships will be awarded in May.

For more information or to receive an application, contact Kim Couch at (304) 424-2200 or kim.couch@wvumedicine.org. Completed applications can be mailed to Camden Clark Foundation, P. O. Box 1834, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

The auxiliary plans to award three $2,500 Leo D. Carsner Memorial scholarships, based on qualified applicant criteria, to area students obtaining a degree in the health care field. Leo D. Carsner was the CEO and president of Camden Clark Memorial Hospital from 1963-1989.

Those applying for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

* Live in the area served by WVU Medicine Camden Clark, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio.

* Have completed one year of college at an accredited school or be in the final weeks of their first year carrying at least 12 credit hours.

Applicants will be judged on scholastic ability, leadership attributes, potential contribution to the health care field, and financial need.

Application deadline is April 23. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the school.

Funding for the scholarship was made available by a variety of auxiliary projects.

Winners will be notified by phone or mail. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Margie Reed at (304) 424-2847 or marjorie.reed@wvumedicine.org.

Applications are also available online at camdenclark.org under Volunteer Services. Completed applications can be mailed to CCMC Volunteer Services, 800 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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