Scholarships

Internal Scholarships

Scheetz Trust Fund Scholarship - The Scheetz Trust was formed by a donation from Elsie Scheetz to Reading Hospital for the sole purpose of Nurse Education. These funds are invested on a yearly basis and the return of that investment is what provides the resources to fund the scholarship each year. Annual awards and criteria may vary from year to year.

Third Level Nursing students may qualify for one award based upon one of the two criteria as follows:

  1. Merit - being ranked in the top 10 cumulative GPA students after the Spring semester of their second level.
  2. Financial Need - have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) not exceeding $2,500 based upon the current award year’s completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

No scholarship application is necessary. Merit scholarships will be selected first followed by an unduplicated listing of Financial Need scholarship recipients.

Eligible candidates will be determined each May by the Director of Financial Aid and Budget with approval from the RHSHS Director. A list of all candidates will be sent to the Trustee for review and approval prior to the awarding of the scholarship. The scholarship award will be disbursed to the student’s account in two payments – one half for the Fall semester and one half for the Spring semester of the recipient’s third level academic year.

Please note that if the Scheetz Scholarship award in combination with other aid awarded in an academic year exceeds the student’s Cost of Attendance, loan disbursements may be reduced.

External Scholarships

The information listed below is only a sample of free scholarship websites that are available.

Healthcare Scholarships

Other Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Resources

High school website: Don’t overlook your own high school’s website, which may have a list of local scholarships. These scholarships can have less competition than those posted to national databases.

Community foundation website: Take a look at local community foundation websites which may host a list of area scholarships from organizations such as the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and others.

Employer scholarships: Ask your own employer! Also, check with your parents and see if their employer offers scholarships to family members.

Volunteering: Getting involved and show you care about your surroundings. Companies offer scholarships nationwide when you have volunteering experience, like Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and DoSomething.org