With the goal of recruiting specially-trained associates for critical positions at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation awards annual scholarships to local students — more than 140 since 2001. This year’s deadline to apply is March 14, 2018.

The Foundation accepts applications from individuals interested not only in nursing but also in the growing field of allied health. These professionals are involved in many aspects of health care, including but not limited to physical, occupational and speech therapy; radiology; respiratory therapy; ultrasound; and laboratory technology.

In return for a pre-determined length of employment at MedStar St. Mary’s after graduation, the Hospital Foundation will pay up to $3,000 per semester for tuition, required books, lab fees, and school-appointed uniforms for selected students — a maximum of $24,000 over a four-year period.

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA if applying within four years of high school graduation. If an applicant graduated high school more than four years ago, they will be asked to submit an ACT score or proof of degree from another school. Priority is given to residents of St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties.

Funds for the scholarship are raised, in part, by the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala held each November. Visit MedStarStMarys.org/Foundation to learn more about the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and click here to download an application. Contact MedStar St. Mary’s Human Resources Department with questions at 301-475-6018.