Riedford Health Professions Scholarship

Annual renewable scholarship established by anonymous donors in honor of Bernard (Bernie) Riedford, a teacher, who was instrumental in a program designed to introduce Mount Vernon High School students to the multiple professions available in the field of health care.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of Mt. Vernon High School with a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) pursuing a two- or four-year degree at any accredited college or university in Indiana, Western Kentucky (which offers in-state tuition to Indiana residents) or Wabash Valley College in Southeastern Illinois.  Applicants must be planning to pursue a major course of study in healthcare including, but not limited to, nursing, pre-medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pre-dentistry, or pre-optometry.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on all sections of the application form and the required essay.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Original essay (200 words or fewer) responding to the following: ”Why Healthcare?”
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount

$500

Application Deadline

February 12, 2019

Application Access Code

pos

Renewal Details

May be renewable for consecutive sophomore, junior and senior years. Renewal applications may be considered provided recipient has maintained full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) during the freshman and ensuing years.  Recipients must continue to major in a healthcare course of study in order to remain eligible for renewal awards - documentation from transcripts and/or faculty advisors will be required upon application for renewal.  Renewal awards may differ from the original award amount. Click here for renewal application.

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