Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GREENCASTLE, Pa. – Applications are now being accepted for health education scholarships offered by the Greencastle-Antrim Endowment, a component of Summit Endowment.

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Greencastle-Antrim High School who will pursue a degree in a health care field.

“Our endowment receives a high volume of applications each year from promising young women and men passionate about helping others as they pursue degrees to become doctors, nurses and other health care professionals,” said Greencastle-Antrim Endowment Chair Don Barnhart. “We hope these scholarships will help lessen the financial burden for these students as they work toward their goals.”

This is the sixth year Greencastle-Antrim Endowment has awarded financial support to students pursuing a degree in health care. In addition to three $2,000 awards, which may be renewed if recipients meet certain criteria, up to four additional one-time $500 awards may be distributed.

Barnhart explained that access to good health care is associated with a high quality of life.

“The students who are awarded these scholarships will join with providers, nurses or other clinical staff, present and future, to ensure the health care needs of the communities they ultimately serve continue to be met,” he added.

Applications can be found here  or by contacting Director of Community Services Ann Spottswood at (717) 267-4861 or aspottswood@summithealth.org.

In addition to completing an application, scholarship candidates must submit a one-page explanation of future educational goals; two letters of recommendation from professional educators or community leaders; and official transcripts from their junior and senior years of High School to Spottswood at her email address.

All application materials must be received electronically by 4 p.m. March 10, 2017.