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Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild Offering Scholarships

The Saratoga Hospital Volunteer Guild will once again be offering scholarships to high school seniors in the greater Saratoga County area interested in pursuing careers in health care. 

This scholarship program has existed since 1990 and continues to help local students pursue their dreams after high school. Graduates may be exploring a broad range of medical careers: pre-med, nursing, bio-medical research, pharmacology, medical imaging, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, physician’s assistant, mental health, and health care management.

This year, the Guild is offering five $1,500 scholarships. Eligible students must be entering college in September of 2018, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and a documented record of community service. Application deadline is April 2, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Volunteer Guild’s Annual Recognition Dinner on May 10, 2018.

Requirements and applications are available through local high school guidance offices and online at

Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care  at more than 20 locations.

Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system.

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Matthew Mirro is a student at the University at Albany, New York. Originally from Long Island, Mirro is a journalism major with minors in political science and history. A political junky, aspiring historian and sports fanatic, Mirro has written for other publications including Baseball Magazine and the Albany Student Press. He hopes to pursue a career as an author.

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