Potomac Health Foundation Fellows Program Scholarship

The core mission of this scholarship program is to help promising, second-year, full-time students who attend Germanna or Northern Virginia Community College pursue their academic goals and strengthen their leadership skills. In addition to receiving full tuition, the Fellows participate in a unique curriculum of activities designed to expand their community involvement and cultivate a strong foundation for a successful future.
Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen and reside in the specific zip codes served by the Potomac Health Foundation (see below).
Ten students will be designated as Potomac Health Foundation Fellows. They will receive an award of up to $8,000 to support tuition, books, fees and other expenses related to their educational goals. In addition, if the Fellow successfully meets the program requirements during the academic year, he/she is eligible to apply for a stipend of $3,000 to support a summer work internship or community service project.
The Potomac Health Foundation Fellows will be selected in the spring prior to their second year at Northern Virginia or Germanna Community College. Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of their applications and interviews if necessary. Recipients will be notified by July 8, 2016.

 Be currently enrolled full time at Germanna or Northern Virginia Community Colleges who demonstrate a preference to pursue a career in a health care field/setting that involves direct patient care or a career that supports healthy communities such as health care administration or medical research with first year completed by end of spring semester 2016.
 Reside in the following zip code areas: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22079, 22125, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192, 22193, 22554, 22556.
 Plan to be enrolled full-time for the full 2016-17 academic year with intent to transfer to a Virginia public or private college or university.
 Demonstrate evidence of academic excellence, leadership potential, and personal integrity.
 Demonstrate evidence of community service or faith-based endeavors.
 Have unmet financial need as determined by an application that includes student and family income and student and family contributions to tuition, books and fees.
 Be nominated by a faculty member and endorsed by the president of the college or campus provost through a letter of recommendation.
 Be available to participate in an interview in Richmond on either June 15 or 16, 2016.