Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships The Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation is proud to help meet the needs of the Lancaster County community for skilled health professionals by providing tuition scholarships to Lancaster County students entering nursing education programs, as well as students already enrolled in one of the programs. The scholarships are applicable for local nursing education programs at Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, PA College of Health Sciences, Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster Campus, Eastern Mennonite University, Millersville University, or any accredited BSN, master, post master, doctoral nursing programs and certification classes, including but not limited to school nurse, lactation consultant, and others requiring additional education. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Lancaster County at time of application and already admitted to a nursing education program at time of award/application. Previous scholarship recipients continuing on with their education must complete the application specified for previous scholarship recipients.

Those students enrolled in Pre-Nursing or General Education classes are NOT eligible. While we recognize the benefit of distance learning programs, remote learning programs are eligible ONLY for students in RN to BSN, master, post master and doctoral nursing programs. LPN and RN remote distance learning programs are not eligible. Tuition does NOT include books, supplies, fees, room and board or living expenses.

Scholarships are for the full education period of the education program if the student remains in good academic standing in the nursing program. Scholarships can also support students who are continuing directly from an LPN to RN program, and those who are continuing directly from an RN to BSN program, if the student's good academic standing is maintained.

Applicants must provide:

  • Proof of Lancaster County residence
  • Evidence of financial need through release of FAFSA form or IRS tax return
  • Documentation of any grants, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement or other awards received or receiving
  • Essays
  • Letter of reference from a teacher, employer or other person who can speak to the applicant's ability to succeed in a nursing education program (No friends or relatives please)
  • Agreement to work in nursing in Lancaster County, one year required for each year of scholarship support. If this condition is not met, the total scholarship grant converts to a loan repayable to the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation with specific repayment terms defined by the Foundation
  • Willingness to participate in face to face interview with selection committee in July 2014 (for finalists)

Application Process:

  • After January 31, 2014, the scholarship announcement /application will be available at the five Lancaster County nursing education programs and at a number of other locations in the community; interested persons may also call the Foundation office for a copy, or download and print the document below
  • 2014 Nursing Education Scholarship Application (DOWNLOAD PDF)
  • 2014 Nursing Education Scholarship Application for Previous Scholarship Recipients (DOWNLOAD PDF)
  • Complete application package to be received at Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation office no later than 1:00 P.M., Friday, May 30, 2014.
  • Selection Committee consisting of nurses, other health care professionals and Foundation staff will review all completed applications received by the due date and identify a number of finalists for interviews at the Foundation office to be held in July 2014.
  • Subject to the availability of funds and the final decision of the Board of the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation, award recipients will be notified by phone and mail in July 2014, and invited to an awards event to be held in September, 2014.
  • Initial scholarship payments will be made to the schools in late summer 2014.

Withdrawal Policy

  • If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the nursing education program, subject to the school's policy, funds remaining in the scholarship grant convert to a loan. Recipients are responsible to repay Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation under terms defined by the Foundation.
  • If the recipient is granted a leave of absence for medical or other reasons, the Foundation will allow the unspent balance of funds to remain in the student's account for up to two years from the date of the leave approval. The Foundation will provide the student with a Leave of Absence form which must be completed.
  • Conditions of withdrawal are subject to the individual school policy.

Questions/Additional Information

  • Questions should be directed to your nursing school admission office, or to the Foundation by email at mreighard@lohfoundation.org or phone at (717)397-8722.

The 2014 Lancaster County Nurse Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation with generous support from the Alumni Association of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and the Lancaster County School Nurse Association.

Previous Nursing Scholarship Recipients

2013

  • Wilhelmine Alvarez-Sanchez
  • Nicole Bender, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, D.O., Memorial Scholarship
  • Uma Dhimal
  • Heather Diffendall
  • Jessica Dipaolo
  • Kristen Garber, winner of the Linda Gort, MSN, CRNP Scholarship
  • Sunita Jadhav
  • Brianne Kleckner
  • Emmanuel Mukendi
  • Lauren Mummau
  • Jessica Schell
  • Julianne Semrau, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Erin Shultz
  • Rebecca Snavely
  • Dadhi Subedi
  • Carli Youndt
  • Barbara Zeiset
  • Kenneth Zeyak

2012

  • Shirley Bushong, winner of the Linda Gort, MSN, CRNP Scholarship
  • Garialdy Dejesus
  • Jesse Fillgrove
  • Makayla Garber
  • Rebecca Jordan
  • Heather Mayers
  • John Moden
  • Shanda Mortensen
  • Dana Moyer
  • Kirsten Ortman
  • Jessica Powers
  • Roxana Ramos
  • Donnamarie Riley
  • Rebecca Schaeffer, Winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Yikauri Soriano
  • Laura Stambaugh, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship

2011

  • Aubree Adams
  • Elizabeth Chambers, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship
  • Rina Chernovskiy
  • Andrea Dougherty
  • Tammy Ford
  • Marianne Gerlach
  • Sabrina Hatcher
  • Kristi Houston
  • Brianne Kleckner
  • Sarah Marsico
  • Danielle Moyer
  • Jessica Schell
  • Samantha Simone
  • Tiffany Smith-Baber
  • Latosha Stewart
  • Janae Stoyanovitch
  • Carli Youndt
  • Jennifer Yunginger, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship

2010

  • Sarah Bernhardt
  • Qianna Chambers
  • Michelle Dorman
  • Terianne Edwards
  • Lori Eichman, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Fischer
  • Christine Fromm
  • Mary Ellen Francescani, winner of the Linda Gort, MSN, CRNP Scholarship
  • Courtney Gentry-Negron
  • Kristie Harrower, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Milonda Johnson
  • Heather Kreider
  • Clarissa McKinney
  • Dolores Minchhoff
  • Brenda Murphy
  • Rebecca Snavely
  • Jessica Telus
  • Ivonne Torres-Ortiz
  • Stacy Wenzel
  • Kristie Whitman
  • Ferlicia Wright

2009

  • Eric Beck, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Brenda Bevins
  • Lane Burkholder
  • Andrea Dougherty
  • Tatyana Fedarinenko
  • Jessica (Semrau) Gillis
  • Monica Hershey, winner of the Linda Gort, MSN, CRNP Scholarship
  • Meredith Huffman
  • Lauren Johnson
  • Heather Kreider
  • Keesha Levering
  • Rachael Mabry
  • Allison Nolt
  • Del-Rae Rice
  • Brandy Smith, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship
  • Katlyn Spayd
  • Haley Weaver
  • Angela Wilkerson

2008

  • Fatuma Abdi
  • Charise Garbe
  • Alexandria Getz
  • Kara Hoover
  • Henry Maina, winner of the Linda Gort, MSN, CRNP Scholarship
  • Lisa Morales
  • Anna Myers, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO Memorial Scholarship
  • Janel Nations
  • Roseanne Nolt
  • Lauren Ortega
  • Tina Santiago
  • Desiree Suliveras
  • Leon Trager, Jr.
  • Amanda Tshudy
  • Heather Turzai
  • Magda Ruiz
  • Alicia Ruof
  • Richard Sigei
  • Lakeya Whatley
  • Brittany Zimmerman, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship

2007

  • Nasser Adem, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO Memorial Scholarship
  • Pamelia S. Cook, winner of the Maternal and Child Health Scholarship in honor of Nereida Chiles
  • JoAnn Fahringer
  • Steve Flores
  • Teresa Francois
  • James Clinton Hale III
  • Jennifer Kane
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Lisa R. Morales
  • Lynette Nolt
  • Anne M. Parson
  • Odalis M. Rivera
  • Alicia Ruof
  • Breann Shearer
  • Brianna N. Shenk
  • Margaret Smith, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Douglas Richard Spang
  • Leah M. Springer
  • Amanda S. Tshudy

2006

  • K. Ingelis Ahlseen
  • Emily L. S. Apat
  • Jennifer L. Barninger
  • Kwanequea L. Boanes
  • Linda A. Brannan
  • Jo Ann E. Coutts, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship
  • Natalie A. Green, winner of the Robert Scott Ario Award
  • Patricia E. Lawrence
  • Clarissa Paulino
  • Duane Ringler
  • Melinda K. Roche
  • Kimily M. Santell
  • William J. Winder, Sr.
  • Kenneth M. Zeyak, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship

2005

  • Juanita Angelini , winner of the St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Yesenia Camejo
  • Alexsandra Flores
  • Kayla Freed, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Scholarship
  • Christina Hummer
  • Jennifer Kane, winner of the Irene Helinski Scholarship
  • Lisa Kline
  • Weslea Law
  • Melinda Ramos
  • Marisol Santiago, winner of "The Woods" Foundation Scholarship
  • Aida Suarez
  • Dominique Turner
  • Heather Wagner
  • Marybeth Wise

2004

  • Samantha Bauguess
  • Tammy Brown
  • Anne Dearolf
  • Nicole Enedy
  • Steve Flores, winner of the Iris MacRae Scholarship
  • Leslie Heffner, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Laura Lachman
  • Laura MacCauley
  • Denise Mack
  • Tracy Marty
  • Andrea Shellenberger, winner of the Harold H. Finkel, DO, Memorial Scholarship

2003

  • Kristy Brown
  • Milonda Johnson
  • Patricia Mitchell
  • Ashley Schreiner
  • Jessica Semrau, winner of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship


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