Staff Report

The deadline is March 15 for local students to apply for a $3,000 scholarship from the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary.

The volunteer organization offers scholarships each year to Santa Ynez Valley residents who want to pursue careers in a health- or medical-related field.

All applicants must reside in the Santa Ynez Valley, be enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of health or medical study, have a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, submit a one-page typed essay articulating academic goals and future professional plans, and provide at least one letter from a volunteer supervisor verifying community service.

Scholarship winners will be contacted in early April.

The application form and complete instructions can be found at