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Northern Plains Eye Foundation offers $11,000 in Scholarships

It is a great time to earn a degree in health care, and the Northern Plains Eye Foundation wants to encourage students to enter the field of health care.�� Students in South Dakota, northeast Wyoming, northwest Nebraska, southeast Montana and southwest North Dakota, have an opportunity to apply for a great scholarship opportunity.

For the 2009-2010 academic year, the Northern Plains Eye Foundation (NPEF) in Rapid City is offering a total of $11,000 in health care education scholarships for deserving students in the Northern Plains region.

Six Health Care Education scholarships of $1,000 each are available for graduating high school seniors planning full-time post-high school health-care related studies.

Winners are selected based on academic performance, school and community involvement, health-care related activity and leadership.

The health care industry is booming, and there is expected to be a shortage of qualified workers in the future according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.�� It is also one of the largest industries in the country, providing over 14 million jobs.

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