Auxiliary Offers Scholarships for Students Pursuing Health Careers


Deadline: March 14, 2014

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Each year, the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarships to high school graduates or to seniors from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Midland School and Dunn School who wish to pursue careers in a health- or medical-related field. Three scholarships, each for $3,000, were awarded in 2013.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School seniors must obtain a separate, specialized scholarship application directly from the high school by calling 805-688-6487 extension 3208.


Scholarship Guidelines and Requirements: Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates, have good scholastic standing, are planning careers in the health field, and are accepted by the accredited school of their choice.


A complete application packet must be submitted which includes:

1) scholarship application

2) autobiographical essay

3) copy of high school transcript

4) college transcript, if already enrolled,

5) proof of acceptance to an accredited school is required for payment

6) two letters of recommendation.


The Scholarship Committee may request additional information.


Scholarship Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by Friday, March 14, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarship winners will be contacted in April 2014 AND are invited to attend and accept their check at the Annual SYVCH Auxiliary "Thank You" Picnic on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at noon.


Download the scholarship application packet and complete instructions here.



Founded in 1962, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization providing more than 18,000 service hours annually to the facility. The auxiliary operates the New to You Shop at 1689 Oak Street in Solvang, and volunteers sponsor and participate in numerous fundraising events supporting the hospital’s mission. Founded in 1964, the not-for-profit Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) provides high quality outpatient surgical services, inpatient care, comprehensive imaging (including MRI, CT, digital mammography, ultrasound, X-ray), on-site laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physicians specialty clinic and 24-hour emergency services to the community. Located at 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang, SYVCH is part of the not-for-profit Cottage Health System, which includes Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. For more information call 805-688-6431.