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Date: August 15, 2023
Categories: Press Release

FISHERSVILLE, Virginia – Two students enrolled in the Augusta Health School of Medical Laboratory Science were each awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Medical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship Fund (in memory of Kathy Miller). This year’s recipients are both Virginians; Lauren, from Hampton, Va., is completing her degree at Mary Baldwin University, and Andrew, from Staunton, Va., has already completed his degree from Virginia Tech.

After 1500 hours of in-class and hands-on work, the students will graduate at the end of May with a certificate in Medical Laboratory Science. In return for the scholarships, students commit to working in the Augusta Health Laboratory for two years.

“Well-trained laboratory scientists are essential to the field of medicine. Without them, there can be no accurate disease diagnosis or management,” says Ann Ridder, Laboratory Clinical Education Program Director for Augusta Health’s School of Medical Laboratory Science.

The scholarships allow students from all backgrounds and across the country to consider a profession in laboratory sciences at Augusta Health. It attracts and retains the most qualified professionals in the field. The awarded funds will cover the cost of tuition plus contribute towards living expenses for the year they’re enrolled. The generous support of private donors to the Augusta Health Foundation makes the scholarships possible.

Augusta Health’s laboratory is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week to ensure the best possible care for patients. For more information about the Augusta Health School of Medical Laboratory Science, please visit: