SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ? Regional West Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Marjorie Jane Streeks Brown Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is available to a Banner County High School graduate or resident of Banner County planning to pursue a degree in healthcare at an accredited college or university.

Streeks Brown was born in Banner County in 1918. She remained an active member of the community throughout her life and was a strong supporter of education.

To apply, send a letter of application, including the following information: full name and address, field of medicine being studied and level of study, name and address of college or university, achievements (school, athletics, clubs, church, awards, and community service), employment, number of dependents, and reason why the applicant deserves the award. Applicants should also include a copy of their high school and college transcripts. Applicants must be graduates of Banner County High School or residents of Banner County.

The scholarship is awarded through the Regional West Foundation scholarship committee. The deadline for application is June 1, 2023. Applications should be sent to: Regional West Foundation, Marjorie Jane Streeks Brown Scholarship, 4021 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. For more information on this or other scholarships, please contact Jeanne McKerrigan, Regional West Foundation director of development, at 308-630-1485.

Regional West Foundation raises, manages, and distributes funds to enhance the services, programs, and projects of Regional West Health Services. The Foundation supports projects to strengthen healthcare services that are essential to the quality and growth of our local medical community, including new technology, building improvements, and health education scholarships.

Regional West Hospice Hosts Grief Support Group

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ? A path to hope and healing following the loss of a loved one can sometimes be found by sharing your experience with others in a support group.

Regional West Hospice is offering grief support group sessions on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Sessions can guide attendees through their grief journey and bring a sense of community to those in need.

“We are pleased to host these grief support group sessions for our community members,” said Celeste Cardona, BSW, CSW, Regional West Hospice social worker and support group facilitator. “Grief journeys that are accompanied by others in a community atmosphere can sometimes be better than those journeys traveled alone. We want to offer this option to those needing grief support.”

Hospice Grief Support Group sessions are free and open to anyone. The sessions are located in the Cheyenne Room at Regional West St. Mary Plaza, 3700 Avenue B, Scottsbluff. For more information, call Hospice at 308-630-1149.

Regional West Hospice provides support and specialized care for terminally ill individuals and their families.