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Scholarship Information

Because of gifts from generous donors, Union Hospital Foundation is able to present nearly $40,000 in scholarships on an annual basis. While some scholarships are open to all community members meeting the eligibility requirements, others are available only to Union Hospital/Union Hospital Clinton/Hospice of the Wabash Valley employees and their children. See below for eligibility, requirements, and information on how to apply.

  

A full listing of Union Hospital Foundation scholarships is available at the bottom of this page or by clicking the Scholarship Information link below. For information regarding the application and eligibility requirements of the Margaret Carroll Scholarship, offered through the Service League of Union Hospital, please view their webpage.

Scholarship Applications Due March 1, 2015

2014-2015 Scholarship Information Form

2014-2015 Scholarship Application Form

Complete and return applications to Union Hospital Foundation.

The Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship For Student Athletes

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for a Union Hospital Foundation Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clay, Crawford, Edgar and counties in Illinois unless otherwise noted under specific scholarship criteria.
  • Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, if the applicant has completed one or more semesters of school at a college or university, unless otherwise noted
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Most scholarships also require the recipient to be a U.S. citizen

Unless otherwise noted, scholarship awards can be used only for the expenses of the tuition, books and other academic fees. Scholarship checks are paid directly to the recipient's university in two installments.

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients

A recipient of a Union Hospital Foundation scholarship must fulfill the following requirements during the academic year for which the student receives the scholarship:

  • Remain enrolled in an accredited degree program (If a health careers scholarship was awarded) for the academic school year
  • Maintain the status of a full-time student, minimum of 12 credit hours per undergraduate semester and 9 credit hours per graduate semester, or the equivalent (unless otherwise noted)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent 

 

To Apply

Complete an application for Union Hospital Foundation scholarships and return it, postmarked no later than March 1st to:

Union Hospital Foundation

1606 North Seventh Street

Terre Haute, IN 47804

Call (812) 238-7534 for further information.

No late applications will be accepted.

 

Available Scholarships

Health Careers
Students applying for health careers scholarships are required to be enrolled in a healthcare degree program to be considered.


The Burnita Laybold Hershfield Nursing Scholarship
Must be

  • A current Union Hospital employee (full-time or part-time)
  • Pursuing an advanced degree (masters or doctorate) in nursing at Indiana State University with a desire to practice in the Wabash Valley
  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar and Lawrence counties in Illinois

The Mary Joan & Thomas Conway Scholarship for Health Careers *
Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clay, Crawford, Edgar and Lawrence counties in Illinois and currently employed in nursing or related health care discipline (employees of Union Hospital, Hospice and Visiting Nurse of the Wabash Valley, Comfort Keepers and Union Associated Physicians Clinic receive first consideration.)
  • Pursuing a degree in Nursing, Physical Therapy or related health care discipline
  • Maintaining a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester (graduate) or 12 credit hours per semester (undergraduate), or the equivalent.
  • *Conway scholarship may also be used for the purpose of a living expense stipend

The Dr. C.N. Combs Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Must be:

  • An Indiana State University student pursuing a registered nursing degree

The Wanita I. & Ernest E. Hinshaw Nursing Education Fund

Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing an advanced nursing degree or registered nursing degree from an accredited nursing education program

The Gertrude and Ralph Horton Grants-in-Aid for Nursing Education
Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a registered nursing degree from an accredited nursing education program
  • An unmarried female

The Mary Kay Holvey-Aust Nursing Scholarship (NOT OFFERED THIS ACADEMIC YEAR)
Must be:

  • An Indiana State University student pursuing a registered nursing degree
  • Female

The Gladys N. Marvel, R.N. and Cecil B. Marvel Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing an advanced nursing degree or registered nursing degree from an accredited nursing education program

The Amanda Pugh Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Must be:

  • An Indiana State University School or Ivy Tech student pursuing a registered nursing degree
  • Preference is given to West Vigo High School graduates

The Michele Pantle Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Must be:

  • A working parent returning back to school to pursue a degree in nursing from any school that uses Union Hospital as a clinical site (Indiana State University, Ivy-Tech Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Lake Land Community College, Lakeview College of Nursing or Indiana Wesleyan University.)

The John C. and Jennie Figg Health Careers Scholarship
Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate) from an accredited education program

The Eleanor N. Royse Health Careers Scholarship
Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate) from an accredited education program

The Century Club Health Careers Scholarship
Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate) from an accredited education program

Donna Hux Scholarship for Hospice
Must be:

  • An employee of Hospice of the Wabash Valley or Visiting Nurse Association or the child of a Hospice employee pursuing further education in a qualified field of health care

The Frank & Linda Shelton Scholarship (NOT OFFERED THIS ACADEMIC YEAR)
Must be:

  • A Union Hospital/Union Hospital Clinton employee, or the child of an employee, who meets at least ONE of the following:
    1. Pursuing a masters degree in health care administration at an accredited program
    2. Enrolled in the B.A./M.D. program at Indiana State University
    3. Enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Indiana State University

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The Union Hospital Foundation Academic Scholarships
Must be:

  • A Union Hospital / Union Hospital Clinton employee -OR- their child
  • A student enrolled in the health careers program through Vigo County School Corporation entering college in the fall of the year for which the award is given

The Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship For Student Athletes
Must:

  • Be a current Wabash Valley high school student who participated in interscholastic athletics (high school located in Vigo County or one of the surrounding counties including Sullivan, Clay, Parke and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark or Edgar counties in Illinois)
  • Be entering a college or university in the fall of the current year
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete a separate application online at www.unionhospitalfoundation.org