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June 4, 2018

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Volunteers Distribute $12K in College Scholarships to SETX Students

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas (TMCSET) Volunteers have recently distributed $12,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Southeast Texas. The $12,000, which is fundraised throughout the year in events such as popcorn sales, hospital gift shop sales, and jewelry and retail sales, was recently given to six graduating high school seniors interested in a future in healthcare.


Each spring, TMCSET Volunteers open up the scholarship application process to graduating high school seniors in the area. Over the past 13 years, TMCSET Volunteers have distributed $78,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors. This year’s scholarship award-winners graduated from Nederland High School, Port Neches-Groves High School, Bridge City High School and Hamshire-Fannett High School.


“We are proud to contribute to someone’s future as well as the future of the healthcare industry,” says Joan Sheehan, Director of Social Services and Volunteer Services for TMCSET. Sheehan and TMCSET Volunteer Representatives recently attended ceremonies at the area schools to personally present the scholarships to students on behalf of The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Volunteers.


“We are proud to support these ambitious high school seniors,” says Richard Gonzalez, President of The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. “These students clearly demonstrate a drive to further their own selves through higher education. They also show care and concern for the greater good by expressing an interest in healthcare. I applaud The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Volunteers for their continual efforts in raising funds to support our local community.”


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