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Skiff Auxiliary scholarship applications available


February 20, 2015

Skiff Auxiliary is once again offering a number of college scholarships for Jasper County residents. Scholarships will be awarded to students who reside within Jasper County and are interested in pursuing an education in a health-related field. 

The following scholarships will be awarded:

• $1,000 scholarship given to either a Skiff Medical Center employee or immediate family member funded by the Skiff Auxiliary (does not need be a Jasper County resident to apply)
• $1,000 Lydia E. Swihart Nursing Scholarship for students pursuing a two-year or a four-year nursing degree
• $1,000 Sterling and Maxine Swanger Nursing Scholarship
• $1,000 Nursing Scholarship ($500 in honor of Janet and Joyce Slycord and $500 matching from Skiff Auxiliary)
• $1,000 Nursing Scholarship ($500 in honor of Lois Vogel and $500 matching from Skiff Auxiliary)
• $1,000 Health-Related Scholarship ($500 given in memory of Ronald R. Ross and $500 matching from Skiff Auxiliary)
• $1,000 Field of Medicine Scholarship ($500 in honor of Geneva Trost and $500 matching from Skiff Auxiliary)
• 14 additional $1,000 scholarships for students interested in pursuing an education in nursing and other health-related careers. Funded by proceeds raised in the Skiff gift shop.

Applications are available in the Human Resources department at Skiff, DMACC and at high school counselors’ offices throughout Jasper County. Applications were sent to a number of colleges outside Jasper County, so please check with the student guidance or Financial Aid office for application forms.

Completed applications and references must be received by Skiff Medical Center by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 30.  Personal interviews will not be required.  Scholarship selection will be based upon financial need, scholastic performances, past accomplishments, activities, leadership, personal references and goal statements.  Additional information regarding the scholarships can be obtained by contacting Skiff Auxiliary Scholarship Chairperson Barb Barr at (641) 521-0512 or Ellen Graber at (641) 791-4350.

Skiff Medical Center
204 N. 4th Ave E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1273
Toll-free: (888) 792-1273

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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