November 30, 2011 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NORWALK, CT — Norwalk High School seniors who plan to pursue a career in a healthcare related field may apply for a $1,000 scholarship from Urgent Care of Connecticut. Eligible students must be graduating high school seniors with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university or two-year accredited associates or certificate program.
The scholarship selection criteria include demonstrated academic achievement, community service or volunteer work, and sound character. Applicants are also required to write an essay "Why Have You Chosen a Career in a Healthcare Related Field?"
Applications are available in the Norwalk High School guidance office. The postmarked deadline is February 1, 2012.
Established in 2008 in Southbury, CT, Urgent Care of Connecticut is the physician-owned leader for urgent care of non-life threatening medical conditions in the State. As the first urgent care center in Connecticut to be certified by the Urgent Care Association of America, Urgent Care of Connecticut prides itself on treating patients as individuals, assists the communities it serves by alleviating stress on hospital emergency rooms, and provides a convenient alternative to primary care physician offices. With full-service walk-in clinics located in Brookfield, Glastonbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Southbury, Urgent Care of Connecticut offers walk-in treatment for a wide array of illnesses and injuries. Travel and adult vaccinations, X-rays, blood and urine tests, EKGs, physical exams, and IV fluid/medication are also offered.
All Urgent Care of Connecticut locations are open 365 days a year between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Board certified/eligible physicians and X-ray technicians are on staff at all times, and treat patients of all ages from infants to seniors. Most major insurances are accepted, including Medicare, and reasonable and affordable self-pay options are offered. For more information, please visit www.ucofconnecticut.com
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Urgent Care of Connecticut
31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804