LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Considering a future in health care? Applications are now being accepted for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Healthcare Scholarship Program. Celebrating its 20th year, the program supports local students pursuing degrees in nursing, imaging, respiratory therapy, laboratory technology, and other healthcare-related fields crucial to the care of our patients and the functioning of our hospital. This year’s deadline to apply is Feb. 26, 2021.
“Especially through the challenges of the last year, we see the need for the work of our healthcare heroes more than ever,” said Lea Weaver, chair of the hospital’s Scholarship Committee. “We know the difference our nurses and healthcare professionals make for our community every day, and we’re eager to continue supporting the growth of our workforce while building great futures for these students.”
In return for a pre-determined length of employment with MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital after graduation, students may receive up to $3,000 per semester for four years toward tuition, required books, lab fees, and school-appointed uniforms. The scholarship is open only to students in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.
Both recent high school graduates and returning students may apply for the scholarship, which is funded through the work of the Board of Directors’ Philanthropy Committee and supported by generous donations from local businesses and individuals. Since 2001, 163 students have received support through the program.
Visit MedStarStMarys.org/Scholarships to download an application, or call Human Resources at 301-475-6018 for more information.