Scholarships opportunities available through Memorial Hospital of North Conway

NORTH CONWAY — Applications are now available for Memorial Hospital’s annual scholarship fund, including the Memorial Hospital Scholarship, the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship Program and the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award.

The hospital’s scholarship awards are designed to support students in the community pursuing careers in health-related fields. The Memorial Hospital Foundation will once again offer a scholarship in honor of Miranda Leavitt for students with diabetes or who are studying health care, nutrition or exercise physiology.

The scholarship program specifically seeks to assist those students within the hospital’s service area, which includes towns served by SAU 9, SAU 13 and MSAD 72 that have already demonstrated the successful completion of part of a higher education degree. Adult learners returning to school, changing careers or seeking additional education are encouraged to apply. Students must be accepted into an accredited course of study in a health-related field on at least a half-time basis, and demonstrate successful completion of some earlier portion of their program of study. Each scholarship has its own criteria and interested students are encouraged to view the application online for specifics.

Candidates must submit an application form online no later than May 12. Only online applications will be considered. Awards are based on scholastic ability, applicable work experience, essay and demonstrated financial needs.

The online application and more information are available online at Memorial Hospital’s website, www.memorialhospitalnh.org/scholarships.

To learn more about the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund and the Memorial Hospital Foundation, visit the hospital website or call (603) 356-5461 ext. 2264.

LeavittMiranda Leavitt passed away from complications of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 22. Memorial Hospital now offers a scholarship in her memory. (COURTESY PHOTO)