SHC is committed to supporting the next generation of health care leaders. Unfortunately, many driven students are certain they want to pursue a career in medicine, only to realize the journey to get there is too expensive. That’s why we are proud to offer the SHC Next Generation Scholarship program aimed at relieving some of the financial burden for students pursuing health care careers, allowing them to focus on the ambitious paths ahead of them.
“I am so grateful to the foundation for this scholarship. Since I was a child, it has been my life dream to be a neurosurgeon, like Ben Carson. This is the first step in my future that is truly life-changing,” explained Vincent, SHC Next Generation Scholarship recipient.
In 2022, SHC granted 39 Next Generation Scholarships, including many to Summit Health employees, encouraging entry-level and junior staff to advance their careers. Scholarships are available to students with a primary residence in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon or Pennsylvania who are enrolled in an accredited college in the United States. Applicants must have a strong academic standing and pursue a career in health care. All applications are reviewed based on the goals of the individual, the unique story of challenge and the financial burden involved.
Since 2014, SHC has awarded more than $334,400 in scholarships to support the next generation of health care professionals.