Two area residents have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the I-70 Medical Center Education Foundation.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to board member Dale Klussman:

Dale Klussman

“Normally, we hand out two scholarships per year,”said Klussman,”We had an opportunity this year to award a special series of scholarships.  They are for people who are going into health fields.  The concept is that we alert them to the fact that rural community hospitals need people, too.”

Recipients were Kevin Sartin, a 2009 graduate of Concordia High School, and Brittany Ralston, a 2012 graduate of Warrensburg High School.  Sartin is studying physical therapy at the University of Missouri and Ralston is majoring in dietetics at the University of Central Missouri.

Press Release:

The board for the I-70 Medical Center Education Foundation, has awarded the Foundation’s “2012 Special Scholarship”, in the amount of $1,000 to Mr. Kevin Sartin and Ms. Brittany Ralston, both of Warrensburg, MO.

Mr. Sartin, a 2009 graduate of Concordia R-2 High School is currently attending the University of Missouri , where he has received early admission into their Graduate Physical Therapy program and is on track to obtain his bachelor’s degree in the Spring of 2013.

Ms. Ralston, a 2012 graduate of Warrensburg High School will begin her studies at the University of Central Missouri, majoring in dietetics.

This scholarship renews annually based on academic performance while the recipients are continuing their education within the medical field they have chosen.