Scholarships aid New Visions' students

The winners of the scholarships will be announced during the New Visions graduation June 12.

SLVHA, a nonprofit organization established in 1897, focuses on improving the health of the people within the Saranac Lake area through funding healthcare initiatives and scholarships for students in the medical, nursing, rehabilitative and allied fields of study.

The scholarships for New Visions students come just days after SLVHA announced 20 new scholarships of $1,000 each targeted to nontraditional students entering their second year in the Registered Nurse (RN) or Radiologic Technologist (RT) programs.

The non-traditional student is defined as one that is older than the typical undergraduate and interrupted their studies earlier in life, or is looking for a career change. The applicant must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing and living in Essex, Franklin or Hamilton Counties.

"We realize that there is a nursing shortage," said SLVHA board member Sue Patterson. "We are looking to assist those committed to the community and wanting to stay here."

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