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May 29, 2012

Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 recipient of The Millie & Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship Program, Miles City, Montana native Klista Roberts. The $2500 scholarship program is a competitive process which draws a large number of applicants each year with eastern Montana roots, one of the selection criteria.

Roberts graduated from Custer County District High School, Miles City, MT in 1998 and will be starting her first year of nursing school at Miles Community College in the fall. Klista has a CNA license and has been working in the HRH Women's Health Clinic. Her career interests within the nursing profession include Women's Health.

In 2005, Ken Hom of Miles City established a substantial endowment in memory of his late wife, Millie, the founder of the nursing program at Miles Community College and a true pioneer for the nursing profession in Montana. Hom partnered with the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation to fund the endowment that will provide nursing scholarships and professional opportunities for years to come.

The Millie & Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship Program criteria includes: successful completion of one year of college in a nursing program (or is currently enrolled in their first year); is pursuing an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree program related to nursing; grew up, was educated, now resides and/or will work in eastern Montana; has a proven need for financial assistance.

This year, the six-member, independent selection committee chose six finalists from Terry, Havre, Miles City, Montana and Dickinson, North Dakota. Roberts will receive $2,500 in the 2012-2013 academic year to continue her nursing education.

The Millie & Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship Program is administered by the Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation and scholarship recipients are selected by an independent committee. The next round of the scholarship application process begins January 2013. For more information, visit www.hrhfoundation.com and select "Scholarships" from the main menu. For more information or to request a scholarship packet by mail, please contact: Holy Rosary Healthcare Foundation, 2600 Wilson Street, Miles City, MT 59301; email: foundation@hrh-mt.org; call: 406-233-2604.