December 21, 2015
The Hemet Valley Hospital Auxiliary donated $120,619 on Dec. 17, 2015 to the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation to provide scholarships for students majoring in health care. The auxiliary, established in 1956, is retiring after 59 years of service. Auxiliary volunteers, Pat Friend, Cheryl Trumpy, Edith Hamilton, Carmie Fox, Kathy Cole, Sally Chadwick, and Linda Macosky, all from the Hemet area, put many hours of volunteer work into the hospital gift shop and lobby fund raising efforts. The volunteers decided to donate the money to MSJC students because they wanted to support students in the health care field and to make sure the funds remained local.
The donation means up to five students will benefit from the funds each year. Scholarship amounts for each student will be $1,000.00 and can be used for books, tuition or supplies. Students can begin applying for the scholarships on January 11, 2016 and the first scholarships will be distributed in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
For more information contact Lesia Navarro, Foundation Scholarship Coordinator, at 951-487-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org