McDowell offers health care scholarship
Ephraim McDowell Health is accepting applications for a health care scholarship for the fall 2009-spring 2010 school year. Scholarships are available to high school seniors or college students from Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Mercer and Washington counties. The application deadline is Feb. 15.
To be eligible for the scholarship, high school students must be in the top 25 percent of their class, have a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1,000 and accepted into an eligible health care career program at a regionally accredited college or university. College students must have completed undergraduate educational requirements and be accepted into a professional health career program approved by Ephraim McDowell Health to be eligible for the scholarship.
Scholarships to high school seniors will be paid directly to the college or university and will amount to $1,000 for the first semester and renewable for the second semester if the recipient earns a 2.5 or higher grade point average for the initial semester.
For scholarship recipients who are accepted into a professional health career program, the scholarship will amount to $2,000 for the first semester, renewable for the second semester if the student maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the initial semester.
The programs of study that are eligible for coverage are at the discretion of Ephraim McDowell Health and subject to change. Children of Ephraim McDowell Health Associates will be given preference.
To apply for the scholarship, individuals should complete an EMH Healthcare Scholarship Application available at eligible high schools and include scholastic records and recommendations from at least two instructors and one guidance counselor/advisor. College students may pick up an application at any Ephraim McDowell Health location. Completed applications and other documentation should be forwarded to Ephraim McDowell Health’s Human Resources at 217 S. Third St., Danville, Ky., 40422 by Feb. 15.
For more information, call (859) 239-3453.