If health care is an option you are considering, Northwestern Medical Center can help you discover the health care career that is right for you.
If you aren't quite sure which health career is the right match for you, visit the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center's (CVAHEC) website or visit the Vermont Health Care Careers Portal for more information, including health career videos.
Once you've discovered the career path that is right for you, NMC can help you fund your education. NMC offers the following scholarships, designed to help support your educational path:
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NMC's Scholarship / Work Experience Program
NMC offers the “Scholarship/Work Experience program” to increase the number of medical professionals. Students enrolled in approved programs receive both cash scholarships and employment at NMC. These awards are renewable. Typically, employment begins in entry-level positions throughout the hospital and grows to be more “clinical” as the student becomes more skilled. This program offers a unique opportunity for students to work in the hospital environment while studying for a career in healthcare.
- Sponsored By: Northwestern Medical Center
Number Given: Varies.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,500 per semester, depending on the number of semesters required for completion of the program. Maximum of $9,000 total scholarship amount per recipient.
Eligibility: Residents of NMC service area; Members of the NMC staff; Dependents of the NMC staff
Applications: Available at NMC Human Resources
Deadline: March 15
Awarded: Mid to Late May
Contact: Erin LaRocque, NMC Human Resources: (802) 524-1266
Health Professions Scholarship
The NMC Medical Staff is pleased to award scholarships to graduating seniors from Franklin County High Schools who are entering collegiate study in a health care field. This scholarship is not based on financial need — it is awarded based on a student’s academic performance and community service. One scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in nursing. The scholarships are funded through the Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Fund. Each spring, NMC hosts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Dinner as the primary fundraising event to benefit this fund, and the scholarships are presented at this dinner.
- Sponsored By: NMC Medical Staff
Number Given: Varies, typically 1-3.
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Eligibility: Seniors graduating from a High School in Franklin County
Applications: Available at HS Guidance Offices
Deadline: April 1
Contact: Kate Laddison, NMC Community Relations: (802) 524-1239 ex. 1239
- Health Professions Scholarship Application.pdf
NMC Auxiliary Scholarship
The NMC Auxiliary is pleased to award scholarships to Franklin County residents who have already graduated from high school and are pursuing an education in the Health Care field. Applicants must have already been accepted at a college/university in the program of his/her choice. This award is not based on financial need, but rather on the individual’s motivation, goals, and background. The Auxiliary has targeted their scholarship to this type of student because more traditional scholarships are usually targeted toward graduating seniors. These scholarships are awarded at the Health Professions Scholarship Dinner in conjunction with the Health Professions Scholarship (see above).
- Sponsored By: NMC Auxiliary
Number Given: 2
Scholarship Amount: $1,500
Eligibility: Adults (not graduating seniors) from Franklin County
Applications: Available at NMC Volunteer Services
Deadline: April 15
Contact: Katherine Winchester, NMC Volunteer Services: (802) 524-1055
- NMC Auxiliary Scholarship Application.pdf
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