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Hospital offers real-world experience through 'volunteer' scholarships


A South Georgia hospital is helping high school students develop a career in health care.

The Colquitt Regional Medical Center has announced a new youth program. Organizers say 9th through 12th grade students are given real world work experience while giving back to the community.

Volunteers are placed in roles best suited to them.  Participants say helping patients keeps them motivated for college.

"It just lets you know that you're giving back to the community I guess, and putting your time and effort just because you want to out of the goodness of your heart, not because they're any end pay.  But it's just fun to volunteer here and work with people that are diligent in what they do," said Francis Kundi, a 17 year-old Volunteer.

Volunteers earn scholarships based on amount of time donated. Those who dedicate 1,000 hours before finishing high school are awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice. $250 and $500 scholarships are also available.

For more information on how you can get involved, call (229) 891-9181.


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