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2014 Scholarship Application and Instructions

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Scholarship Information


PinnacleHealth Auxiliary Ernest R. McDowell Health Career Scholarship Applications for 2014 is open.
This application must be received OR postmarked by April 4, 2014 for consideration by the Committee.

Students pursuing a career in 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  Auxiliary evaluated over 100 applications for the Ernest McDowell Health Career Scholarship.  A total of $63,000 was allocated to 90 students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Of the total, three recipients are PinnacleHealth Employees, 15 recipients have a parent working at PinnacleHealth and 26 scholarship recipients are nursing students.
Students are invited to reapply yearly.

For more information, contact: Auxiliary Office at (717) 231-6320


Click Here to Download the 2014 Application.