Students pursuing a career in healthcare and living in the Greater Harrisburg area are invited to apply for a scholarship award from the PinnacleHealth Auxiliary Ernest R. McDowell Health Career Scholarship program. Any student attending, accepted or pending acceptance at any accredited institution offering a course of education in a health career field may apply. Acceptance must be verified before scholarships are awarded.
In May of 1988, the first applications were evaluated. An amount of $10,000 was made available to be awarded that year and ten students received a scholarship. In 1994, the Auxiliary voted to name the fund, “The Ernest R. McDowell Health Career Scholarship Fund”, in honor of Ernie McDowell. He was Director of Development and representative to the Auxiliary for many years. This scholarship recognizes his encouragement, friendship and support.
All recipients have been students in health career fields, which include Medical School, Pre-Med, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and many of the technical fields.
This past year, the Auxiliary evaluated over 100 applications for the Ernest McDowell Health Career Scholarship. A total of $65,000 was allocated to 86 students for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students are invited to reapply yearly.
For more information, contact: Auxiliary Office at (717) 231-6320.
Click here to download the 2015 Application