LEONARDTOWN, Md.—The St. Mary's Hospital Foundation recently awarded seven scholarships to area students pursuing a career in health care.
Donations from the community and Foundation fundraisers held throughout the year, including such events as the Gala, support the program. Each scholarship helps pay for tuition, books and fees associated with the degree or certification. Since the Foundation began awarding healthcare scholarships in 2001, more than 100 Southern Maryland students have benefited.
According to Cindy Greb, chair of the Foundation's scholarship committee, the selection process gets tougher every year. "It seems that each year brings us more exceptional candidates who are truly passionate in their desire to work in the healthcare field," she said. "How wonderful this is for our community."
Today, MedStar St. Mary's employs more than 30 former scholarship recipients who work in numerous areas throughout the hospital including Imaging, Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, Telemetry, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Hospice House.
Visit MedStarStMarys.org to learn more about the Annual Foundation Gala - scheduled this year for Nov. 22 - that raises funds for the healthcare scholarships. For more information about the healthcare scholarships or application process, please call Human Resources at 301-475-6018.
Source: MedStar St. Mary's Hospital