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Joseph A. Shields Jr. Memorial Scholarship deadline August 15th


August 10, 2006
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Ketchikan, Alaska - The deadline for application for the Joseph A. Shields Jr. Memorial Scholarship is August 15th. This scholarship is designed specifically to assist students pursuing careers in health care. To be eligible, the student must have a high school diploma and have graduated at least two years prior to applying; and be enrolled in or accepted to a health care program of study.

The Joseph A. Shields Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been established from a donation in memory of KGH physician Joseph A. Shields, Jr. Doctor Shields was a talented and gifted orthopedic surgeon who devoted 17 years of his career to Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska. Not only was he a doctor to the community, but also a friend to many in Ketchikan. He arrived in Ketchikan in 1975 to start the first orthopedic surgery practice in town. For many years, he was the only orthopedic surgeon in southern Southeast Alaska. After his death in 1996, his father, Joseph Shields Sr., made a generous donation in his name to be used for scholarships.

Applications forms can be obtained by calling the Ketchikan General Hospital (KGH) Human Resources Department.




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