July 20, 2021
Treasure Valley Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Courtney Boese is the recipient of the inaugural Treasure Valley Family Medicine Primary Care Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes the outstanding children of U.S. military veterans and retirees who have demonstrated superior performance in their school and community, as well as providing thoughtful ideas to improve primary care medicine. Award winners receive $2,000.00 to advance education after high school.
Courtney’s essay on ‘’How can we improve primary care medicine in the USA?’’ was selected from among several deserving candidates. She is from Deer Lodge, Montana and will be attending Carroll College in the fall. She completed high school with a 4.0 GPA.
Courtney’s wonderful insight into the primary healthcare system in the U.S.A. shows her to be an individual with the empathy and zeal required to work in the healthcare industry (if she ever chose to do so). She was earned Honor Roll for all four years and was valedictorian of her high school class. Courtney was also an accomplished athlete; she was in the top 5 at FCCLA State Conference and made varsity letter in two sports. She is a true winner in every way and Treasure Valley Family Medicine is proud to announce her winner of our scholarship.
When asked what she planned to do with the scholarship money, Courtney said, ‘’I plan on using this scholarship to pay the remainder of my tuition for the first semester. This will really help me to focus on my academics rather than the heavyweight of student loan debt.’’ Student loans can be intimidating, and we are pleased that we can help her advance her schooling.
Courtney currently plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education. She also has dreams of earning a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She wants an opportunity to create positive change in young peoples’ lives.
Students who applied for the Treasure Valley Family Medicine 2021 Primary Care Scholarship were required to be between the ages of 15 and 19, children of military veterans, and be high school seniors. The minimum GPA for application was 3.0. Finally, applicants also submitted an essay that put forward their thoughts on what can be done to improve the primary care medical environment in our country.
We have no doubt Courtney will positively impact many lives. Congratulations Courtney!