24 January 2024- The Franklin County Commissioners are pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship are now available.
The scholarship program provides financial assistance to Franklin County high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited four-year nursing program. Up to six one-time scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to local students.
“Nurses are unsung heroes of the medical field and deserve our respect and admiration,” said Franklin County Commissioner Chairman Dean Horst. “We know there is a need for skilled nurses in our area, so we are hopeful that this scholarship program will encourage local students entering the nursing profession to return to Franklin County to serve their communities once they have completed their education.”
Applicants must submit an essay, briefly indicating short- and long-term goals pertaining to nursing school, along with a scholarship application, an official high school transcript and three letters of reference, including one from their high school guidance counselor. Students must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA, participate in both extracurricular and community service activities, and demonstrate a financial need for the scholarship.
Recipients will be determined by a committee of local healthcare professionals and Franklin County representatives. Winners will be announced during their schools’ scholarship ceremonies and will also be recognized during a Franklin County Commissioners’ meeting. Funds are directly paid to the recipients’ respective academic institutions.
Scholarship instructions and applications are available on the “How Do I Apply For” page of the Franklin County website, www.franklincountypa.gov. All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. March 22.
For more information on the 2024 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship, contact the Franklin County Human Resources Department at 717-261-3150 or visit www.franklincountypa.gov.