EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Motivated students shouldn't be
hindered by finances
We promote careers in health professions among young people that foster compassionate care and address the needs of health care communities.
We've raised $1 million and have given out nearly 500 scholarships
We raise funds for health profession scholarships and select outstanding HOSA students throughout Pennsylvania to receive our post-secondary and collegiate education scholarships.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Penn HOSA Foundation Scholarship Fund supports the 110 Penn HOSA chapters composed of middle school, secondary, and post-secondary/collegiate students
by providing scholarships.
MEET OUR 2022 ASPIRE AWARD WINNERS
Named after our co-founder and former Executive Director Helen Heidelbaugh, we're happy to announce our first annual Aspire Scholarship winner. Last year (2022) we gave out over a dozen scholarships totaling $40,000.
ABOUT THE ASPIRE AWARD
This $8,000 scholarship is in honor of our past Executive Director Helen Heidelbaugh who has been a pioneer in nursing and community health care.
She founded “Community Volunteers in
Medicine” in Chester County that offers
free health care for uninsured
individuals and families many of whom
are migrant workers.
Helen raised a million dollars in
scholarships for nearly 500
Penn HOSA students over the past
20 years as the former volunteer
CEO of the Penn HOSA Foundation -- a
scholarship fund of The Foundation for
Enhancing Communities, a tax-exempt
Dr. Rhodes with Aspire Winners
Nimo Ibrahim & EliAnna Bermudez
HOSA Scholarship Winners
at the 2022 PA HOSA Student Leadership
Conference at King of Prussia
The average scholarship was $3,000
The Penn HOSA Foundation Scholarship Fund is a fund of the The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). The Penn HOSA Foundation Scholarship Fund raises funds that provide scholarships to students who are members of Penn HOSA chartered state association chapters of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. This international student organization is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
Penn HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
The Pennsylvania program provides leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, post-secondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in Health Science Education programs. HOSA is the only Career and Technology Student Organization (CTSO) that is 100 percent dedicated to health care professions!
Since its inception in 1979, Pennsylvania
HOSA, now known as "PENN HOSA-Future
Health Professionals," has grown steadily
reaching over 3,700 members from the
110 local chartered chapters.
Penn HOSA is a powerful instructional program that works best when it is integrated into the Health Science Education curriculum and classroom providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system demands dedicated workers who beyond their technical skills are people-oriented and capable of playing leadership and team member roles.
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The Penn HOSA Scholarship Fund |The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 N. Third Street, 8th Floor | Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
Tel: 717-919-4991 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org