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[FEB. 26, 2004]  Local students who will study this fall for a career in health care may now apply for the Zimmerman Healthcare Career Scholarships. Applications are available from local high school guidance departments or for download from www.almh.org. They are due on April 2. [To download the Adobe Acrobat reader for the online application form, click here.]

The scholarship competition is sponsored and administered by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation on behalf of the Dwight and Betty Zimmerman estate. Originally from San Jose, the Zimmermans were longtime supporters of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and established the scholarship fund in 1995 to support local youth who are planning careers in service to the health of others.

Applicants must be a current student at Lincoln College or a graduating senior from Lincoln Community High School, Mount Pulaski High School, Olympia High School, Hartsburg-Emden High School, Delavan Community High School or Illini Central High School. Preference is given to students who are from Logan or eastern Mason counties and to those who are preparing for a career in nursing.

Completed application packets -- including a three-page application, essay, transcript, letter of acceptance into college degree program and three letters of recommendation -- are due to the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation on April 2.

 

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Five to seven students will be chosen to interview at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital with a committee of physicians, educators, representatives of the foundation and the Zimmerman family, and other health care professionals. The top two applicants will receive $1,500 scholarships, and the next three finalists will be awarded $500 scholarships.

Community members wishing to financially support local students pursuing careers in health care may send contributions to the health care careers scholarship fund at the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation, 315 Eighth St., Lincoln, IL 62656.

For more information about the Zimmerman Healthcare Careers Scholarship program, contact coordinator Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-2161, ext. 316, or visit www.almh.org.

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