The health care students selected for the scholarship are Ashley Betz of Spencer, Iowa; Courtney Blake of Centerville, S.D.; Rachel Blake of Centerville, S.D.; Kelsey Bosworth of Spearfish, S.D.; Kristin Braden of Omaha, Neb.; Sarah Chrestiansen of Laurens, Iowa; Greta Corey of Center City, Minn.; Brittany Garner of Rapid City, S.D.; Jenny James of Vermillion, S.D.; Laura Knox of Wayne, Neb.; Jamie Lein of Presho, S.D.; Nikki Novak of Fort Pierre, S.D.; Brittany Otkin of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Rochelle Reinke of Neligh, Neb.; Amanda Rolfes of Aberdeen, S.D.; Amy Sandhurst of Avoca, Minn.; Chelsea Spangler of Vermillion, S.D.; and Madeline Westerfield of La Vista, Neb.

AmeriCorps, a national service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, engages 80,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet critical needs. Its members serve through more than 14,000 nonprofit and faith-based organizations in rural and urban communities. Among other accomplishments, AmeriCorps members last year mobilized 2.6 million community volunteers, and tutored, mentored or served more than 2.5 million disadvantaged youth. Interested individuals can learn about available opportunities and apply online by visiting

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