2015 Nurse Education Scholarship Committee Seeks Applicants

We are thrilled to continue to offer nursing education scholarship opportunities to qualified Lancaster County students. Since 2003, LOHF has helped to meet the needs of our community for skilled health professionals by providing $633,201 in tuition scholarships for Lancaster County students. Of the 179 LOHF scholarship recipients, 93% have fulfilled the program requirements and are working in Lancaster County facilities. And our scholarship support extends well past the needs of students who are beginning their nursing education to offer a helping hand to those who seek advanced nursing degrees.

Breakdown of Degrees Awarded Since 2003:

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • 69 Registered Nurses (RN)
  • 17 Bachelor of Science Bridge Program Degrees (RN-BSN)
  • 12 Master of Sciences Degrees (MSN)
  • 3 PhD’s
  • 1 Doctoral of Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • 2 School Nurse Certificates (SNC)

Applying for an LOHF Nurse Education Scholarship

We seek students who have demonstrated a strong academic performance and who can articulate their passion for the nursing profession. Please be aware that you must be a resident of Lancaster County in order to qualify for a scholarship. The 2015 Nurse Education Scholarship Application includes a check list of information that must be completed and submitted either by mail or email to LOHF no later than May 29, 2015. The necessary items include:

  • Admission letter from nursing education program
  • Evidence of financial status (copy of FAFSA form, or recent IRS income tax form)
  • LOHF financial worksheet
  • Documentation of any grants, scholarships, loans, and employer tuition reimbursement
  • Letter of reference form completed by a teacher, supervisor, etc., and mailed directly to LOHF
  • Copy of recent transcript
  • Completion of two one page essays using two of the prompts listed on the application

How the Selection Process Works

A selection committee consisting of nurses and LOHF staff will review applications and identify finalists for interviews that will take place at our office in July 2015. Award recipients will be notified by mail in July 2015 and invited to attend an awards reception held in September. Initial scholarship payments will be made to the nursing schools in August 2015.