In Memory of Karen Halverson October 5, 1942, to  September 24, 2009. 

Karen Halverson

Karen Halverson

In 2010, SEAHEC launched a scholarship fund in honor of our first director, Karen Halverson.

Karen Halverson (1942 – 2009) was a champion of quality health care for people living in Nogales, Rio Rico, and throughout Southeastern Arizona. For 20 years from 1986 until 2006, she was administrator of SEAHEC. In that capacity she successfully forged community partnerships to address a wide range of community health issues such as diabetes, asthma, obesity, lead poisoning, and healthcare provider shortages. Along with being an influential leader, she also was a great mentor to those considering health care professions.

SEAHEC’s Karen Halverson Memorial Scholarship Fund furthers Karen’s legacy by providing financial support to enable local high school students to pursue health care careers – with an eye towards serving in communities where the need for qualified, culturally-competent providers is most acute. In 2010, $500 scholarships were awarded to four students from Nogales High School and Rio Rico High School.

Our goal is to grow the fund to be a significant source for developing the Future Health Care Leaders of our community. We invite you to join with us in this effort and welcome contributions of any amount.  All donations are fully tax-deductible.   

Ways to Contribute

Please join us in celebrating SEAHEC’s future by contributing to the Karen Halverson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Send a check:

  • Make it out to SEAHEC, Inc.
  • Use a notation: “for the Karen Halverson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Send the check to 1171 W. Target Range Rd., Nogales Az, 85621.

Use PayPal

A special Thank You for contributions…

About the Scholarship Process

The scholarship process is open to all seniors who have ACTIVELY participated in the FHL club, have been accepted to college and have attempted to receive other financial assistance, e.g. FAFSA.

How to Apply:

Submit your application in person at Club meetings. Your FHL  Club Program Coordinator will announce submission deadlines at Club meetings.

To apply for a scholarship, provide the following documentation to your SEAHEC FHL Club Program Coordinator:

  • A resume documenting FHL club activities you participated in,
  • An essay about your professional goals and how participating in FHL has contributed to those goals,
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher,
  • Proof of application to college and financial aid:
  • A copy of your letter of acceptance from a university,
  • Your FAFSA confirmation form.

FHL Coordinator and SEAHEC Executive Director review all applications.

For more information about the scholarship Application Process, contact Lupita Gonzales


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