This week the Hospira Foundation announced the 10 winners of the second annual Scholarship for Healthcare Education — an achievement-based scholarship established for children of Hospira employees pursuing health-related fields of study. Recipients were selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.

Among the winners is local student Michael York of Cabot. He is the son of Joey York, a member of the Hospira U.S. Salesforce. Michael will be attending the University of Arkansas and studying to be a computer systems analyst. He hopes to one day work in computer analytics in the northwest Arkansas region to increase technological advances without endangering human jobs. He will receive a $2,500 scholarship to pursue his studies in computer system analytics.

About the Scholarship for Healthcare Education

In 2012, the Hospira Foundation established the Scholarship for Healthcare Education, an achievement-based scholarship to help children of Hospira employees continue their post secondary education and pursue health-related fields of study. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited college or vocational institution of the student’s choice.