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Making A Difference Scholarship Applicants Sought

By Mark Wilcox, News Writer, Michigan Technological University

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) and Michigan Tech are once again seeking local applicants for the Making a Difference Scholarships.

At the heart of what the Portage Health Foundation does, is investing in health care, health research and health education.

“We believe there is an enormity of opportunity for young people,” said Kevin Store, executive director of the PHFoundation.

“By helping to provide access to higher education opportunities, we can help meet the diverse health needs of our communities by inspiring our next generation of professionals to become scientists, researchers and doctors who can address and solve some of our most challenging health care problems.”

Four high school seniors or transfer students who are residents of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties will receive an $8,000 annual scholarship to attend Michigan Tech in the fall of 2017 and pursue a degree in pre-health, health sciences or health engineering programs.

The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) of study.  Completed scholarship applications are due by Feb. 15.

Michigan Tech will host an information session from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Michigan Tech Admissions Office’s, McAllister Welcome Center in the Memorial Union Building.

Attendees will receive details about the scholarship, the application process, eligibility criteria, and requirements for renewal as well as have the opportunity to connect with current PHF Making a Difference scholarship recipients and students who have received undergraduate research experiences and athletic training experiences — also funded through the PHF and Michigan Tech partnership.

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