Students like Gabriels resident Andrew James are well on their way of realizing the dream of a healthcare career, thanks to a scholarship program offered by the Adirondack Health Foundation.
The Foundation awards up to three $3,500 scholarships annually to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks and Tri-Lakes region who have been accepted to an approved Nursing or Allied Health program. Recipients may receive funding a second year if they maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
Andrew is in his final semester at North Country Community College where he is earning an Applied Science degree in nursing. He was awarded a scholarship by the Adirondack Health Foundation last year, which helped greatly in meeting his financial obligations.
“I have been able to concentrate on my studies and my goal of receiving an education to one day serve the people of this great community,” said Andrew. “Not only has the monetary support of this scholarship helped me, I am further motivated by the faith Adirondack Health has placed in my ability to succeed.”
Andrew’s training included clinical rotations in patient care settings at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Both the people he worked with and patients he cared for have left him with a strong sense of admiration for Adirondack Health.
“Without reservation, I recommend to anyone who is eligible and is serious about a career in healthcare to apply for the support of the Adirondack Health Foundation’s scholarship program,” said Andrew.
To apply or learn more about on the scholarship program, acceptable programs of study and approved colleges, go to www.AdirondackHealth.org and search ‘scholarships.’ The deadline for applications is April 15th, and completed scholarships can be mailed to: