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Morris Hospital Foundation offers healthcare scholarships

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:55 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – The Morris Hospital Foundation is offering scholarships to individuals pursuing education in a healthcare related field.

Students living in Grundy County who are enrolled in coursework leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing may apply for the Betty J. Sterritt Nursing Scholarship, established in memory of a beloved nurse who provided more than 40 years of service to Morris Hospital, according to a news release from the hospital.

Undergraduate students who reside in one of the 18 communities served by Morris Hospital and who are currently accepted into or enrolled in a hospital-related health care curriculum at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school may be eligible for the $1,000 Daniel Aaron Wolfer Healthcare Scholarship, the $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Scholarship, or the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Scholarship.

The Foundation is also offering the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, named for a beloved physician who practiced in the area for more than 40 years. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must reside in the state and be accepted into, or currently enrolled in, an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program.

The Morris Hospital Foundation also provides three, $1,000 healthcare scholarships for Morris Hospital employees and their dependents.

Applications must be received by April 4. Scholarship winners will be announced in May. Scholarship applications are available online at For information, call Hannah Wehrle at 815-705-7021.

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