It is never too early to think about funding college tuition for 2013. The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary is offering eight $1,000 scholarships to local students pursuing an education in the heathcare field. Two additional scholarships, the Doctor Alfred Fabro Award given in honor of Doctor Isadore Temkin and Doctor Joseph Curi will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each.
Applicants must be accepted at a college or institution of higher education for a degree in a healthcare field prior to applying or must be working toward a degree or certificate in healthcare and planning a career in healthcare. A short essay indicating the applicant’s interest in the health care field is required. Applicants must reside in a community served by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. A person who has received the scholarship three times in previous years is not eligible to be a candidate.
Applications may be picked up at the front information desk at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington or by e-mailing CHHscholarships@gmail.com. Area colleges and high schools have applications available as well.
All completed applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 16, 2013, to the attention of Elaine Schiavone, 6 Lake Shore Drive, Harwinton, CT, 06791. A letter will be sent to all applicants the first week of May notifying them of their status. Recipients of the award are expected to be present at a presentation ceremony scheduled for May 15th, 2013. For more information call (860) 567-4381.
The CHH Auxiliary has over four hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events including an annual fashion show and holiday promotions and sales. The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org.