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For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2012


Health care scholarship opportunities for 2012 high school graduates


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Auxiliaries of Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital and the Tobey Hospital Guild are each offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students who will be entering college in the fall of 2012 to pursue a career in health care. Charlton and St. Luke Auxiliaries offer five $1,000 scholarships and the Tobey Guild offers three $1,000 scholarships.

To apply for a Charlton scholarship, applicants must attend one of the following high schools: Apponequet Regional High School, Case High School, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Durfee High School, New England Christian Academy, Somerset High School, Tiverton High School, Westport High School or Bishop Connolly High School.

To apply for a St. Luke's scholarship, applicants must attend one of the following high schools: Bishop Stand High School, New Bedford High School, Dartmouth High School, Fairhaven High School, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School or the Nazarene Christian Academy.

To apply for a Tobey scholarship, applicants must attend one of the following high schools: Old Rochester Regional High School, Carver High School, Wareham High School, Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School or Bourne High School.

Any student entering college in the fall of 2012 to pursue a career in health care and has a good academic record is encouraged to apply. Applications are available in the Guidance Department at each of the schools listed above. The application deadline is April 1.

The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital and the Tobey Guild are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to each of their respective hospitals, their tax-exempt subsidiaries, their patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. Each organization raises money throughout the year by hosting various fundraisers. Joining one of these organizations is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of the hospital.

For more information or to join, please contact Agatha St. Amour at 508-961-5353 or by email at sainta@southcoasg.org. More information is available at www.southcoast.org/volunteer/guilds.html.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org



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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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