FCMC Foundation Announces Scholarships
Fulton County Medical Center Foundation announces the availability of $7,500 worth of scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year. Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available to any Fulton County graduating senior pursuing a degree in a healthcare field, children of FCMC employees who are entering or in a healthcare education program, and past recipients of the FCMC scholarship who have updated the foundation on their education status and are continuing toward a healthcare education. At least five will be awarded.
Candidates must complete an application that is available from Fulton County high school guidance counselors, or by contacting Carol Hendershot at 717-485-6322, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“By the year 2020, that’s less than 10 years, there won’t be enough doctors to care for those who need it. The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation scholarship program is here to combat that reality,” said Executive Director Robert Roush. “Students who have received these scholarships have come home to Fulton County to practice medicine and work in healthcare,” he added.
For example, former scholarship recipient Rachel Houck received a scholarship in 2006. Since then, she has graduated from Penn State, Altoona, with an Associate of Science degree with Nursing. She now works at Lewistown Hospital. Also, former scholarship recipient Chad Buterbaugh currently works in the Information Technology department at FCMC. He is an integral part of the emerging importance of the electronic medical record and its use at FCMC.
“We can get accurate medical information to your physician as soon as it’s entered by the FCMC lab or one of our healthcare practitioners. This means instantaneous communication of your medical needs with your primary care physician or a specialist – anywhere,” Buterbaugh said.
The public is encouraged to contribute to the scholarship fund to help ensure that we avoid the inevitable doctor shortage is awarded. Please send your contribution to FCMC Foundation, 214 Peach Orchard Road, Mc- Connnellsburg, PA 17233, or visit www.fcmcpa.org/foundation.html.