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2023 Health Care Studies Scholarships Awarded

The Leduc Community Hospital Foundation congratulates Cora Plitt and Kelsey Massey who are the recipients of the 2023 Health Care Studies Scholarships. This initiative supports students from the Leduc region who are pursuing post-secondary healthcare-related studies. Two (2) scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to eligible applicants.

A recent graduate of Leduc Composite High School, Cora Plitt is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology, as she works toward her goal to become a medical doctor. As a tutor and volunteer basketball coach in high school, Cora gained experience in post-injury management techniques, helping others and giving back to her community. She aspires to work with children in pediatrics and with the non-profit Doctors Without Borders.

Kelsey Massey is a graduate of Calmar Secondary School and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program at Grant MacEwan University. During her first year as a nursing student, Kelsey assisted Health Care Aides in the Neurosurgery units at the University of Alberta Hospital and worked in a nursing home with high-needs seniors. Her long-term goal is to earn her Masters in Nursing and become a Nurse Practitioner in her hometown of Calmar or another rural Alberta location.

The Foundation received many high-calibre applications that were evaluated by a committee of the board using established criteria and a scoring system. All the applicants were strong, and it was a difficult decision for the committee. Colleen Zimmerman, the Foundation's Executive Director had this to say about this year's recipients:

The dedication and passion the students expressed in their applications confirm that the future of quality healthcare in our community is in good hands.

The Health Care Studies Scholarship is open to Leduc-region students who are currently enrolled in post-secondary healthcare-related studies. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay detailing why they are entering post-secondary healthcare-related studies, including a statement of professional goals, high school transcripts, official confirmation of registration in post-secondary healthcare studies, a resume and two reference letters.

The Foundation’s Scholarships and Awards Program would not be possible without the support of generous donors and supporters. The deadline for future applications is January 31 annually, with awards presented in March.