Press Releases FirstLight awards $8,000 worth of renewable scholarships-2018 FirstLight Health System supports area high school graduates in their pursuit of knowledge awarding $8,000 worth of renewable scholarships Four local high school students, pursuing a higher education in the health field were awarded scholarships from FirstLight Health System. The criteria used to evaluate the recipient’s application included their GPA, a letter of recommendation from a school official, and an essay written by the student explaining their education goals as they relate to their future health care occupation of choice. “We are privileged to support our area students as they further their knowledge, proving to be productive members in the medical field,” comments Randy Ulseth, CEO. “Investing in our students’ education will aid in developing the next generation rural medical providers.” Recipients of the most recent scholarships include: Cal Wright, a graduate from Mora High School, who is planning on attending University of Concordia this fall. He is interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist. Chayne Dunkley, a Hinckley-Finlayson High School graduate, plans to attend St. John’s University for a Bio-Chemistry/Pre-med degree. Kristina Knutson, who graduated from Pine City High School, plans on attending the University of MN Rochester to pursue a degree in Nursing. Jordin Klar, an Ogilvie High School graduate, who is planning to attend the University of MN-Twin Cities in the fall. She plans to study child psychology and pre-med. Unfortunately we were unable to obtain a picture of Jordin Klar. The scholarship candidates are eligible for yearly renewal, maxing out after 4 years, if they continue to be enrolled full-time in either a two or four-year post-secondary degree program in an area of health care deemed desirable by FirstLight. They must also maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA. FirstLight started this scholarship program in 2009 and has paid out over $160,000 since its inception.