DHM Auxiliary offers scholarships for medical students
The profits from the lobby gift shop operated by the Doctors Hospital of Manteca Auxiliary volunteers have gone to fund scholarships for second year college students pursuing medical careers since the opening of the facility in 1962.
Applications for the next round of scholarships are available again beginning Feb. 20. They can be picked up at the front counter at the hospital, 1250 East North Street.
Applicants are required to be residents living within the boundaries of the Manteca Unified School District that includes the Lathrop community and that of French Camp and the Weston Ranch area, according to scholarship committee chairman Linda Checchi.
The scholarship hopefuls must be registered in classes at an accredited community college, or a four-year college or university. Their applications will be reviewed on grade point averages, volunteer history, community involvement honors, leadership experience and financial need. In the past the awards for tuition have gone from a low of $800 to a high of $4,000.
The applications must be returned to the hospital vounteers’ scholarship committee at the front desk by mail or hand delivered no later than Monday, April 2. For more information contact committee chairman Linda Checchi at 209-665-7300 or co-chair Judy Smith at 209-665-4506.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca volunteers Judy Smith and Linda Checchi are ready to accept scholarship applications from second year college students hoping for a career in medicine.