Union Hospital has announced the award of the 7th annual UH TECH scholarship to Brent Keating of Dover.
UH TECH stands for “Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare.” Union Hospital staff plans the program and conducts an annual Career Camp each winter. Area high school students explore many different healthcare career opportunities during the program.
The UH TECH program is chaired by Holly Ripple, development and community relations coordinator. Ripple says the UH TECH program invites the students who are graduating seniors to apply for the $1,000 scholarship if they will be continuing their education for a healthcare career.
“Brent was the top qualifier in all aspects of the competitive application process,” Ripple said. “Brent’s academic achievements, a great mix of extracurricular activities, leadership, volunteer service at the hospital, along with a compelling essay made him the top contender among the scholarship applications.”
Keating is the son of Dr. Scott and Tammy Keating of Dover and plans to attend The Ohio State University to study pre-med biology this fall.
“The UH TECH Career Program had a great influence on my decision on a career field,” he said. “I have had a great experience with the UH TECH Program as well as volunteering at Union Hospital.”
“Choosing Brent for the UH TECH scholarship is very rewarding for all of us because it fulfills the mission of the program which is to inspire a new generation of superior students to pursue a healthcare career,” Ripple added. “All of the applicants were excellent candidates and the choice was very difficult.”
Ripple said the next UH TECH Career Camp will be held in January at Union Hospital. Details will be provided this fall to all the area high schools to share with students. More information about UH TECH can be found on the Union Hospital Website at: http://www.unionhospital.org/employment-opportunities/learn-about-careers-in-healthcare/tech-career-camp.php. The UH TECH Program also offers a page on Facebook – “UH TECH.”