The following was sent to us by the MGH Institute of Health Professions. It has not been edited.
Two Health Care Merit Scholarships totaling $6,000 are available to Charlestown residents who are enrolled in a program of study leading to a non-MD health career, such as nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, x-ray technician, or other health sciences professions.
Eligible students must have completed at least two semesters at a community college, an undergraduate college or university, or graduate school.
One student attending a community college will receive a $2,500 scholarship, while one student attending undergraduate or graduate school will receive a $3,500 award.
Applications must include an essay that demonstrates the applicant’s leadership qualities through community service work. Proof of Charlestown residency is also required.
Go to www.mghihp.edu/merit to download the application. Deadline is July 8, 2012.