DCH Foundation Offering Scholarships
Press release from Dearborn County Hospital
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation will continue to offer both its High School Senior Scholarship Program and its Health Care Student Grant/Loan Program for the 2014-2015 school year.
Scholarships of $500 each are presented by the DCH Foundation High School Senior Scholarship Program to area seniors who will be pursuing health care careers after graduation.
High school seniors, high school graduates or GED recipients of any age and current college students who are enrolled in specific health care Associate Degree programs may apply for the DCH Foundation’s Health Care Student Grant/Loan Program for the coming school year.
High School Senior Scholarship Program
The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for its High School Senior Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year. Current high school seniors who reside in and/or who will graduate from a high school in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland or Franklin County may apply.
To be eligible, high school seniors must already be accepted to accredited colleges or universities with plans to pursue health care majors. Scholarships are for $500 and are for one year only. They are not repayable nor are they renewable for future years of study. Scholarships are awarded based on the projected needs of the hospital, scholastic performance, extracurricular activities and individual and/or family financial need.
High school seniors should check with their school counselors or the DCH Community Relations Department at 812/537-8190 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8190, for applications and further information. Applications are also available on the DCH website at www.dch.org.
All scholarship applications must be completed in full and postmarked or returned to the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation, c/o Community Relations, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025, by Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to be eligible for consideration.
Health Care Student Grant/Loan Program
The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Health Care Student Grant/Loan Program provides grant/loans to students enrolled in designated college programs for specific health care careers. Grant/loans cover tuition and fees up to $12,000 for Associate Degree programs.
This year, grant/loans are open to high school seniors, high school graduates or GED recipients of any age and current college students who are pursuing Associate Degrees in Respiratory Therapy or Nursing (ASN/RN).
Eligibility requirements for the program include:
- acceptance into a local Associate Degree program by a college or university that is approved by the grant/loan program,
- acceptance by both the college and the specific clinical program or technical sequence,
- selected recipients must remain in good standing with their program,
- tuition will be provided on a term-by-term basis when good standing is verified,
- recipients must agree to work full time in their selected field at DCH for at least two years after graduation and completion of licensure/registration requirements. Failure to do so will result in the loan amount being repayable to DCH.
Individuals interested in the grant/loan program application process are encouraged to call Eva Carr, DCH Human Resources Specialist, at 812/537-8120 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8120, for additional information.