Yaritza Cortez, graduate of Patagonia Union High School, and Jorge González, graduate of Nogales High School, are the winners of the 2012 Mariposa Community Health Center health care scholarships. The two students were selected from numerous Santa Cruz County applicants planning to attend a technical school or university in pursuit of a health care career.
Ms. Cortez and Mr. González were granted the awards by the MCHC Board of Directors at their May 8th meeting, based on the recommendations of the Scholarship Committee. Both students will receive a total of $5,000 over two years toward their study. Criteria evaluated in the scholarship selection process include financial need, GPA, extracurricular activities, an essay on “why I want to pursue a career in health care,” and three letters of recommendation.
Yaritza Cortez plans to help people as a psychiatrist. She has been accepted to the University of Arizona, where she would like to obtain an internship while studying medicine. Ultimately her goal is to achieve a doctorate in medical psychology.
Jorge González, also accepted to the University of Arizona, has a passion for science. He has already worked at UA as a student researcher and plans to pursue the field of molecular and cellular biology.
Mariposa congratulates both of these exemplary graduates as they embark on their studies toward careers in the health care profession.
MCHC initiated this health care scholarship in 1992 to assist worthy Santa Cruz County high school seniors in achieving their educational goals in this important field of endeavor.
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