The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary (SYVCHA) offers scholarships each year to high school graduates or to seniors from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Midland School and Dunn School who wish to pursue careers in a health- or medical-related field. Three scholarships, each for $3,000, were awarded in 2013.
The Auxiliary is pleased to announce that applications for 2014 scholarships are now being accepted through March 14, 2014. The scholarship application form and complete instructions can be found on the Cottage Health System website at www.cottagehealthsystem.org. Click on the “Our Hospitals” tab and select “Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.” Santa Ynez Valley Union High School seniors must obtain a separate, specialized scholarship application directly from the high school by calling 805-688-6487 extension 3208.
All scholarship applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates, have good scholastic standing, planning careers in the health or medical-related fields, and have acceptance from the accredited school of their choice. Applications received after March 14, 2014, will not be accepted. Scholarship winners will be contacted in April 2014 and will be invited to attend and accept their scholarship check at the annual SYVCH Auxiliary Thank You Picnic on April 30, 2014.
Wende Cappetta, Vice President of SYVCH, remarked, “The Hospital Auxiliary raises every single cent for these scholarships through their incredible volunteer efforts. I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of our Auxiliary which has served the hospital and our community at large for over 50 years.”
Founded in 1962, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization providing more than 18,000 service hours annually to the facility. The auxiliary operates the New to You Shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang, and more than 210 volunteers sponsor and participate in numerous fundraising events supporting the hospital’s mission of medical excellence close to home.
ABOUT SANTA YNEZ VALLEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) provides high quality outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, comprehensive imaging (including MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray), on-site laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physicians specialty clinic and 24-hour emergency services to the community. Located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, SYVCH is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health System, which includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. www.cottagehealthsystem.org