Published on March 02, 2015

Parkview Foundation helping scholars get into scrubs

Parkview Foundation is currently accepting applications for healthcare scholarships to be applied to the academic year of 2015-2016. The available scholarships range from $1,500 to $3,000 and students must be enrolled in an accredited healthcare or nursing program.
The Parkview Foundation holds an increasingly important role for the community by investing in higher education. Scholarships are an investment to ensure that we have optimal healthcare in Pueblo for many generations to come. Scholarships are awarded to employees and students in the community pursuing degrees in nursing and acute medical fields. The Foundation determines the need for scholarships by identifying healthcare professions that are in high demand. Funding for the scholarship program comes from Parkview Foundation’s golf tournament and donations.

Available scholarships include: Nursing scholarships for employees and community members; C.W. Smith Healthcare Scholarship; Medical Staff Healthcare Scholarship in Memory of Orlando Cuevas, M.D.; SCEMA Nursing and PAL Scholarships; and ParkTeen Scholarship. For detailed information on each scholarship, as well as information on how to apply, visit Completed applications are due by May 31st.

“Since 1981, Parkview Foundation has awarded over $700,000 in scholarships,” explains Lisa Siegel, Parkview Foundation and Marketing Director. “Every student we can help achieve a healthcare degree, we view as a remarkable accomplishment for our community.”

Parkview Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes the fiscal stature of Parkview Medical Center. The foundation’s primary mission is to solicit, preserve and monitor those funds it generates for the medical center and to assist the medical center in the completion of its mission,
vision and values.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.