Family HealthCare Network Now Accepting Applicants for the 2016 Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund

Visalia, CA – Family HealthCare Network’s (FHCN) Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications from Tulare and Kings County high school seniors and junior college students for a $600 scholarship opportunity. Students must be pursuing a degree in health or community health and meet all other eligibility criteria outlined in the application.

FHCN established the Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund in 2009 in honor of Anita de la Vega, a clinician who served at the Network for 30 years. “Each year our goal is to encourage a new generation of local health and community leaders through the scholarship program,” stated FHCN President & CEO Kerry Hydash. Since 2010, FHCN has awarded six scholarships per year through the Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund. In total, $25,200 has been awarded to local students. All scholarship funds are raised from employee and community donations.

Applications are available at Family HealthCare Network’s website at Applicants must submit a complete application by March 28, 2016. The Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund Committee will make its final selection of recipients by April 15, 2016. If you have questions or would like more information, please email or call (559) 737-4700.

About Family HealthCare Network:

Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 20 sites, 16 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With more than 160 medical and dental providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services. FHCN also offers pharmacy services, free transportation, and extended evening and weekend hours. FHCN is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.

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