2023 Three Forks Valedictorian Mina Pachalova is one of four recipients
The Bozeman Health Healthcare Professionals' Scholarship is awarded annually to four public high school students in the Gallatin, Madison, and Park Counties. Bozeman Health's mission is to improve community health and quality of life. This is accomplished in part by providing scholarships to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field.
Bozeman Health has awarded the $1,000 per year Healthcare Professional's Scholarship to the following students from Bozeman, Manhattan, Three Forks, and West Yellowstone: Cooper Macbeth, Gracie Ward, Mina Pachalova, and Natalie Barta. The Bozeman Health Foundation has also awarded the $2,000 Gordon Davidson Scholarship to Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship student Ava Grubbs. Bozeman Health extends heartfelt congratulations to these worthy students and wishes them continued success in their studies.
One of many examples of how these outstanding students are already serving the community:
Gracie Ward graduated first in her class at Manhattan High School and plans to attend Crown College for Nursing in the Honors Program. Gracie is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has experience working at Parkhaven Retirement Community, where she developed task management skills, teamwork, patience, and compassion while working alongside medical technologists and hospice nurses.
As Gallatin County's largest employer, Bozeman Health is actively involved in community initiatives to combat local workforce shortages. This includes Bozeman Health's participation in the Gallatin Behavioral Health Coalition Work Force Development workgroup. One of the group's focus areas is to build community between students and the local workforce in hopes of increasing the number of practitioners-in-training who choose to work in the Gallatin Valley in behavioral health services after graduation.
Bozeman Health looks forward to continuing to support talented students in the community through annual scholarship awards and hopes those students will choose to pursue careers locally after graduation.