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Kona Hospital Auxiliary Awards Six Nursing Scholarships

July 19, 2014, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated July 21, 10:21 AM
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Six local students have each been granted $2,500 scholarships to assist them in pursuit of their nursing careers.

The awards from the Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary are going to three new nursing students and three returning students.

To be considered for the auxiliary’s nursing scholarships, applicants must already be accepted to a nursing school and must submit a resume, school transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay on why nursing was chosen as a career.

The organization said its goal is not only to provide financial assistance to nursing students, but also to assist Kona Community Hospital in meeting its future nursing needs.

“All of our candidates have been deeply touched by experiences in the health care environment. Each is enthusiastic and committed to performing care in the service of others, and they all have passion and heart that will make them great nurses,” Stephanie Irwin RN, director of education at Kona Community Hospital, said in a press release.

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For information on volunteering or the nursing scholarship fund, contact the auxiliary’s office at 322-4577 or visit its website.

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