Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation is offering $3,000 scholarships to high school graduating seniors and continuing college students residing in the Santa Ynez Valley, who are pursuing studies and careers in a health or medical-related field. Applications for 2021 scholarships are now being accepted through Friday, March 19, 2021. 

The Ann Bertero Scholarship Fund and the Jean Pack Scholarship Fund are made possible by generous donations from the families of these long-time Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. In 2019, SYVCH Foundation gave a total of $9,000 in scholarships presented to three honorees. 

All scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements: currently reside in the Santa Ynez Valley, plan to enter the health or medical-related fields, have a letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university, submit a one-page typed essay articulating academic and professional goals, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and provide at least one letter from a volunteer supervisor verifying community service. 

Previous recipients of this scholarship are eligible and may apply again. Applications received after March 19, 2021, will not be accepted. Scholarship winners will be contacted in April. The scholarship application form and complete instructions can be found here:

Founded in 1978, SYVCHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to develop, manage and channel financial support on behalf of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, serving not only to protect but also to enhance the hospital as a valuable community asset. SYVCHF has supported many significant hospital initiatives including patient care programs, capital equipment and facility infrastructure upgrades.