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Washington Hospital Service League Offers Scholarship Opportunities

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 financial assistance.

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.