John Family Health Careers Scholarship

The John Family Health Careers Scholarship at Evangelical Community Hospital provides annual financial aid awards to students entering college for the purpose of pursuing a career as a respiratory therapist, medical technologist, clinical laboratory scientist or cytotechnologist.

Awarding of scholarships will be based first on the financial need of the applicant, then on his or her academic record. First preference will be given to a man or woman who is returning to the area after serving our country in the Armed Forces.


Candidates for the John Family Health Careers Scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • All application materials submitted by April 1.
  • Have a diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school in Union, Snyder or Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Possess an excellent academic record, as demonstrated by high school or college transcripts with application for scholarship
  • Provide a copy of a letter of acceptance to an accredited secondary school for the purpose of pursuing a degree for a career as a respiratory therapist, medical technologist, clinical laboratory scientist or cytotechnologist
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from the following: teachers, coaches, employers or clergy
  • Write an essay of not more than two pages describing your reason for pursuing a career in the healthcare field


  • Four awards of $5,000 will be made each year.
  • No student will be eligible to receive an award for more than four years
  • Evidence of continued interest in the healthcare field and satisfactory academic standing in a professional program must be demonstrated by the recipient
  • The recipient’s continued eligibility is to be reviewed annually by the Scholarship Committee
  • Recipients of the John Family Health Careers Scholarship will be encouraged to participate in activities at Evangelical Community Hospital such as the student intern program, health fairs, recruitment fairs, etc. The Hospital’s Vice President – Human Resources will coordinate these activities.

How to Apply

Please complete and return an application and supporting documents listed above.


Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision of the Scholarship Committee no later than June 1 of each calendar year.


The scholarship application will contain no questions for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicants from consideration for the scholarship because of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or non-job related handicap or disability.

Evangelical Community Hospital reserves the right to make changes, amendments and/or modifications with regard to the operation of the Scholarship Fund. The Fund is at the sole discretion of the Hospital and is deemed necessary for the proper administration of the purposes of the Fund.