For today's students, financing college can mean having to cobble together
funds from many different sources: subsidized and unsubsidized loans,
part-time work, parental help and scholarships. Fortunately, the Washington
Hospital Service League offers a chance for eligible students residing
in the Washington Township Health Care District to receive some much-needed
The Washington Hospital Service League awards two, four year scholarships
and a single, one-time scholarship of $1,000 annually to students in the
Washington Township Health Care District - which includes Fremont, Newark,
Union City, and parts of South Hayward and unincorporated Sunol - who
are pursuing studies in a health-related field. The scholarships are awarded
each year to graduating high school seniors and/or current college students.
By providing scholarships, the Washington Hospital Service League hopes
to help students with their education and career goals, and in turn they
may be able to give back to the community by providing health care to
the residents of the Tri-City Area.
Each scholarship is for $1,000 per year and is renewable each year for
three additional years as long as the student remains in a health-related
program. In addition, the student must continuously remain in good standing
with a 2.5 or greater GPA. The scholarship is limited to four years.
To qualify for the Service League Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident and reside in the Washington Township
Health Care District;
- Be age 22 or younger as of December 31, 2016;
- Be accepted into an accredited school, college, or university offering
a bachelor's or higher degree in a health-related field;
- Be a full-time student and provide an official high school or college transcript
- Contribute to the community by accruing at least 100 hours of volunteer
service or working in a health-related field.
- Provide three letters of recommendation from the director of Volunteer
Services, employer, counselor/advisor, or teacher.
Since the scholarship's inception, the Service League has donated more
than $290,000 in scholarship money which has helped more than 120 students
fulfill their dreams of going to college.
For more information about this scholarship program, please call the Service
League office at (510) 791-3465. The deadline to apply for these scholarships
is Friday, April 1, 2016.