ECH announces available scholarships

ELIZABETHTOWN - Elizabethtown Community Hospital and its auxiliary are offering scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year, aimed at students planning a career in healthcare.

The Holly Estus Memorial Scholarship for Nursing was created in memory of a dedicated young nurse who worked at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. This year, the fund will award $500 to a student enrolled in a nursing program. Applicants must reside within the Elizabethtown, Keene, Moriah, Westport, Willsboro, or AuSable Valley school district in order to be eligible.

The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship benefits those furthering their career in the healthcare field. Applicants must be an employee of ECH, a child or parent of an ECH employee, an ECH volunteer, an employee at Horace Nye Home or the Keene Valley Neighborhood House. This year, two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded.

Scholarship applications may be downloaded form the hospital's Web site at www.ech.org or by visiting the hospital's community relations office. Local guidance counselors have also received copies of the applications.

Applications must be submitted by April 30.

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