Franklin County Nursing Scholarship is Open for Application

The 2019 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship is currently open to all high school seniors living and attending high school, for at least 1 consecutive year, in Franklin County and who have been accepted into an accredited four-year nursing program.

The 2019 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship is currently open to all high school seniors living and attending high school, for at least 1 consecutive year, in Franklin County and who have been accepted into an accredited four-year nursing program. Applicants are required to include essays, briefly indicating their short and long term goals, as they pertain to nursing school.  Letters of recommendation are required of each applicant’s high school Guidance Counselor, as well as two other adults. Every applicant is also required to submit a copy of their official transcript. A stronger consideration will be given to students requiring financial assistance. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 29, 2019.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, recognizing the extraordinary demand for skilled nurses in the area, awarded six - $2,500.00 nursing scholarships in its 2017 inaugural year and six more again in 2018 to deserving area high school seniors who are pursuing a career in nursing. Funds were directly applied toward tuition and/or room & board, per the student's request. These scholarships are non-renewable.

2018 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship Recipients include:

Chambersburg Area Senior High School graduates Makenzie Armstrong and Amanda Asbury; Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School graduates Caitlin Eshleman and Olivia Singer; Orian Gates a Waynesboro Area Senior High School graduate; and James Buchanan graduate, Hanna Myers.

The Nursing Scholarship selection committee includes distinguished members from our nursing community: Keystone Health’s founder, President, and CEO Joanne Cochran; and Barbara Rossini, Vice President for Community Relations at Summit Health; as well as Tiffany Bloyer, Director of Human Resources for Franklin County Government.

Ms. Bloyer was initially tasked with researching the nursing scholarship program for Franklin County high school students. She brought to fruition the metrics and details of establishing the Franklin County Nursing Scholarship program, which was unanimously approved by the Commissioners in January, 2017. “We are extremely pleased with the academic qualifications consistently shown by our local high school seniors, and especially the desire each student possesses, which made the selection process extremely difficult.”, remarked Ms. Bloyer.  She continued, “All students showed a sense of enthusiasm and dedication to the profession.  Our applicants have also demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular and community-related activities, with a majority of the students demonstrating a strong focus on volunteering within the field of nursing.”

As these young adults continue on their journey to obtain a higher degree of knowledge, we sincerely hope they choose to seek a career path locally, and make a positive impact on the lives of the residents of Franklin County.

The 2019 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship Applications are currently available from area high school guidance departments as well as on the County website at www.franklincountypa.gov. The deadline is 4:30 PM on Friday, March 29, 2019.   

 

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