Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) recently awarded six Tulare and Kings County high school seniors, junior college students, and an FHCN employee with $600 scholarships through its Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund. Each year, FHCN awards the scholarships to up to six deserving students pursuing a degree in the fields of health or community health.
This year’s recipients include:
Jesica Valencia, FHCN employee and Community Health Representative in Terra Bella, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CSU Bakersfield;
Michelle Cisneros from Orosi High School will attend the University of California, Los Angeles and is pursuing a degree in Physiology with the goal of becoming a physician assistant;
Lizeth Lopez is a junior college student who is pursuing her Registered Nursing degree from San Joaquin Valley College;
Victoria Monsivaiz from Hanford West High School will pursue a pre-medicine degree in Biology from Brown University;
Crystal Nuno from Tulare Union High School will attend the University of Southern California to study Human Biology with the goal of becoming a physician assistant;
Adrianna Ramirez from Porterville High School will pursue a degree in Biology at the University of California, San Diego, and plans to become a cardiologist after completing medical school.
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. Since 2010, FHCN has awarded six scholarships per year through the Anita de la Vega Scholarship Fund. In total, more than $24,600 has been awarded to local students. All scholarship funds are raised from employee and community donations.