Health Professions Scholarship Program
The Dr. Bert and Lucille Wiley Memorial Health Professions Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for students and residents of Bedford County.
Through the generous donations of the late Dr. Bert and Lucille Wiley, the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County (MHBC) Foundation has funds to provide scholarships for students entering health profession studies.
The Education Committee of the MHBC Foundation has been challenged to select applicants that have a justified need, ability
to excel in and complete a health professions program, and dedication to serve the profession, patients, and co-workers.
A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded each year.
The current scholarship amount is $8,000 (maximum) annually for up to four years. The funds may only be used for tuition, books, and/or uniforms.
The following qualifications are necessary for scholarship consideration:
- Resident of Bedford County (minimum 1 year full-time residency).
- Notification of acceptance into an actual health professions program of study. Pre-program, undeclared, and division of undergraduate studies acceptance do not qualify. (Students may apply any year during their course of study).
- Verification of financial need.
- Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, post-secondary faculty, or employers. One of the two letters of recommendation for current college or university students must be submitted from faculty.
- Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and maintain continuous enrollment as a full-time student. A transcript must be submitted at the end of each semester for the Scholarship Committee to review the student's academic progress.
The student must successfully complete any licensure or certification examination required for the specific health profession. Also, if selected as an employee of UPMC Bedford Memorial, the recipient must serve creditably. The student agrees to return to work at UPMC Bedford Memorial for three consecutive years following completion of the program.
If the recipient fails to complete the health professions program
or does not fulfill the above-stated agreement to return for employment, the amount of scholarship funds used must be repaid to the hospital in full within 30 days of termination of the agreement. Should work at UPMC Bedford Memorial not be available, the repayment obligation is waived by the hospital.
Hospital employees are eligible to apply for the scholarship
in addition to tuition reimbursement. If you have questions about the scholarship program, contact the Personnel Committee of the Foundation at 814-623-3508 or e-mail us. You also may download the Health Professions Scholarship Guidelines
and Application below: