Red Deer Regional Health Foundation is providing educational scholarships totaling $86,500 in 2023 thanks to the generosity of Central Alberta donors.
The 25 scholarship recipients are students enrolled in various health-care programs, including cardiology, respiratory health medicine, hospice palliative care, nursing, and pediatrics.
“The foundation is fortunate to have donors who support superior care for Central Albertans and those who endeavor to work in the healthcare field,” said Manon Therriault, foundation CEO, in a statement.
“We would not be here today without the community-minded donors who founded these scholarships. Their generosity ensures that we can assist healthcare professionals who are starting or continuing their careers, and that we can attract and retain the top health care minds.”
Among the criteria used to select successful candidates is the requirement that they must live in, or have their permanent residence, within 100 km of Red Deer.
Scholarship recipients include: Marc Jonelle Pacamalan, Hamrin Kaur, Danielle Odenbach, Dallas Jones, Jodi Collier, Nicole Junck, Kaylin Herzog, Deanna Friesen, Devin Woodland, Victoria Johns, Laura Shapka, Wikrom Praekiat, Cole Brown, Haley Mack, Payton Pluister, Sage Bugutsky, Jessica Nelson, Estel Quinteros, Chloe Roberton, Jennifer Huseby, Charmane Columnas, Lisa Gregoire, Taylor Short, Jennifer Froese, and James Choi.