WVU School of Medicine student wins scholarship

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gideon Bollino’s hard work as a student in the West Virginia University Department of Exercise Physiology and as an employee at Ruby Memorial Hospital has paid off. He recently received a $500 scholarship from the West Virginia Healthcare Human Resources Association (WVHHRA).

Of the 24 applications received in 2010, the WVHHRA chose five winners. Bollino is the only winner from north-central West Virginia. He will use the scholarship to complete his degree in exercise physiology at WVU this fall. He hopes to attend medical school and pursue a career as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Bollino is a perioperative care assistant at Ruby Memorial Hospital, where he has worked since 2008.

Each year, WVHHRA offers scholarships to employees, as well as children of employees, who work at member organizations. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a health-related field. In addition to academic achievement, WVHHRA looks at applicants’ leadership skills, participation in school and community activities, work experience, career goals and references. 

Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or college undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited college, university or hospital-based training program. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

WVHHRA, affiliated with the West Virginia Hospital Association, serves as a resource for human resources professionals at state healthcare institutions. The group provides research, educational and networking opportunities.

For more information about WVU Healthcare, see www.health.wvu.edu.

Photo Caption: (Left to right) WVU Hospitals Human Resources Vice President Charlotte Bennett, Gideon Bollino and Carol Tennant, WVUH Human Resources.


For more information:
Kim Fetty, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
kf: 06-24-10

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