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Future nurses, hygienists, medical ancillary personnel encouraged to apply for award

The Friends of Flint Hills Community Health Center have announced they are accepting applicants for the 2018 Arlene Eichorn Scholarship.

The Friends of FHCHC offer the $500 scholarship annually to an outstanding student enrolled in a program offering a degree in dental hygiene, licensed practical nursing, or other medical ancillary program.

According to the Friends of FHCHC, Arlene Eichorn was a beloved employee of the health center, so the group established a scholarship fund in her name for students in these health fields.
Criteria for selection include a high school diploma or GED; a connection to Lyon County or surrounding area; attendance at an approved program for LPN, dental hygiene or other medical ancillary program; meeting the promotion policies for progression in the program (and sending a transcript or copy of grades earned with application); and a letter of endorsement from one faculty member of the student’s current program.

Primary consideration will be given to applicants’ academic achievement. Applications are available at Flint Hills Technical College or through the health center administration office. Applications are due to the Executive Assistant at the health center by 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 2018. For more information, contact Friends of FHCHC Board Member Alice Brockhouse at 620-342-5053 or the executive assistant at 620-342-4864, option 7.

The Friends of FHCHC is an independent organization that was established to promote and support the efforts of the health center. In addition to the scholarship, the group raises funds for the Eileen Greisher Memorial Fund to help eligible individuals receive medication and provide education for health center staff. Community members who are interested in joining the Friends of FHCHC should contact Mary Sutton at 620-366-0492.

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