The Tri-County Health Care Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Frances E. Raatikka Memorial Scholarship. One $2,500 will be awarded to a third or fourth-year student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science nursing program to help with tuition, fees and/or books. Raatikka was a registered nurse at Tri-County Hospital from 1965-1995.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:

• Has been accepted into an accredited nursing program at an accredited college or university as a third or fourth-year nursing student pursuing a Bachelor of Science.

• Has demonstrated leadership ability, initiative, and active participation in work, volunteerism, and/or community activity.

• Has a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, or meet the minimum GPA requirements established for the college or university's academia if it is higher.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 1.

For more information or to download an application, visit