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.
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 will be based on all sections of the application form and the required essay.
- Original essay (200 words or fewer) responding to the following: ”Why Healthcare?”
- Official grade transcript.
February 12, 2021
Application Access Code
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.