A new scholarship program for local graduating high school seniors, and students pursuing a degree in healthcare, is now available through the George Regional Health System Foundation.
This educational scholarship program will provide direct funds for tuition and/or fees for students taking general classes as well as those earning certification in nursing, pharmacy, radiology, or allied health care.
“The goal of this new scholarship program is to encourage and assist locals pursuing a career in healthcare,” says Deryk Parker, GRHS Foundation Board President.
Two scholarship opportunities are now available:
The scholarship applications will be due by April 1, 2022. All submitted applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Board. The top applicants will then be interviewed by the Board.
The scholarships are open to all GRHS employees, high school seniors, and all community residents considering enrollment. However, employees and residents of George, Greene, and Stone counties will be given preference during the selection process.
The Foundation plans to annually award “GRHS Healthcare Scholarships” up to $5,000 each. Recipients of these scholarships must agree to full-time employment with GRHS for a minimum of 1 year following graduation for every $5,000 received.
“If the cost of a degree or certification has kept someone in our community from a career in healthcare a GRHS Foundation Scholarship could be the answer,” says Jennifer Flanagan, GRHS Foundation Director.
The applications and full details for both scholarship opportunities, and a promotional flyer, are below: