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Medical students in central Wisconsin receive scholarship support

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WAOW Television

A few area medical students just received a big boost to their education.

The Aspirus Scholars Program gave out three scholarships each worth $150,000 Thursday.

The recipients were Hailey Daigle from Merrill, Meghan Peterson from Hopkins, Minnesota, and Jaclyn Schneider from Wisconsin Rapids. All are students from the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin.

Aspirus is looking to address a physician shortage in rural areas and hopes the program entices more students to stay in the area.

Each student selected was in their first year of medical school.

Daigle says she's thankful for the continued support she's received.

"I think it's really just knowing that later on in the future the security of knowing I have a job in an area that gave so much to me, so I really want to give back to them, it just makes me motivated to move forward and do my best," she said.

This was the sixth year students were eligible for the scholarship.

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