UMH Auxiliary Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Aug 14, 2015 /


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Uvalde Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently announced that Victoria Placenia and Laura Reyes are the recipients of the 2015 nursing scholarships.

Placenia and Reyes each received $3,500 to complete their education in the nursing field.

Placenia is enrolled in the registered nursing program at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde and is expected to graduate in May 2016.

Reyes is enrolled in the registered nursing program at Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio and is expected to graduate in May of 2016.

“The auxiliary works very hard to raise funds to provide scholarships to aspiring nurses, and we greatly appreciate their efforts. Sherley Wentz does a wonderful job of chairing the auxiliary’s scholarship committee,” said Charla Carter, human resources officer and volunteer services at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Recipients were required to complete an application that detailed educational accomplishments as well as future educational and professional goals; demonstrated financial need; and outlined a personal commitment to serving the community.

Applicants must be enrolled in college programs to become an RN or LVN and must also be a resident of Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s service region, which includes Uvalde, Edwards, Kinney, Real and Zavala counties.

The annual scholarship program is made possible through special fundraising initiatives by the auxiliary.

For more information, contact Charla Carter at 830-278-6251, ext. 1435, or visit

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