Scholarships

The UPMC Pinnacle Foundation offers a variety of educational funding opportunities, which are available to current employees and local students pursuing degrees in nursing. Multiple awards may be given based on the number of applicants and funding available.

Scholarship applications will open on January 2, 2023.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by email around April 21, 2023. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. If you experience any issues during your application process, please email Jodi Mattern at matternjm@upmc.edu.

Please note that the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary has a different application.

Scholarships Provided Since 2015

Scholarship Recipients

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Total Dollars Awarded

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Open to the Public

The Lester L. and Anna S. Buchart Scholarship

Awarded to any individual pursuing a degree in post-secondary education in the field of nursing at an accredited college or university.

Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship

Awarded to any individual pursuing a degree in post-secondary education in the field of nursing including advanced degrees (Nurse Practitioner); including high-school seniors accepted into an accredited nursing program.

Dr. Donald Haselhuhn Scholarship

Awarded to any individual pursing an advanced nursing degree at an accredited college or university.


Employee Only

Dr. Rena Lawrence Nursing Scholarship

Awarded each year to an employee pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Nursing at an accredited college or university.

Dr. Francis J. Duggan Nursing Scholarship

Awarded each year to any employee pursuing post-secondary education in nursing at an accredited college or university, with preference given to individuals living in Susquehanna Township, Lower Paxton Township, Swatara Township, and the City of Harrisburg. Multiple awards may be given based on candidates and funds available.

Benjamin Olewine Nursing Scholarship

Awarded each year to a Nurse pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university in Nursing, with preference given to Nurses employed at UPMC Community Osteopathic working on the third and fourth floors. Multiple awards may be given based on candidates and funds available.

RHI Magnesita Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to employees currently working at any UPMC location in York County. Four (4) scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be given to employees pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.

Bathon Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover in Critical Care, Cardiac Diagnostics, Cardiac Rehab, Emergency Department, or Advanced Life Support and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.

Bonita C. Hart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover working in Surgical Services and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.

Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, MD Scholarship

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover in OB/GYN or pediatrics and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.

Stephen M. Lawrence Scholarship Fund

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover in the Emergency Department and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.

Robert Shipman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover the Radiology Department and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university..

Wendall Lehman Scholarship

Awarded to employees currently working at UPMC Hanover in the cardiovascular department and pursuing a post-secondary nursing program at an accredited college or university.


The Pinnacle Health Auxiliary

Ernest R. McDowell Health Career Scholarship

Awarded to any individual pursuing a career in health care and living in the Greater Harrisburg area. Sponsored by the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary.


Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants who are current employees of UPMC Central PA are expected to remain employed within the system for the duration of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted. Recipients leaving the employment of UPMC Central PA prior to the end of the school year will be expected to repay the amount of the scholarship granted with no interest penalty.
  2. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in the major must be maintained.
  3. A current employee on Corrective Action during the review phase will not be considered for a scholarship.
  4. Awards will be allocated directly to the school where the student is enrolled for the following semester.

Application Timeline & Process

  1. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
  2. To apply, fill out and submit the online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation at 717-231-8080.
  3. Applicants must provide: • The most recent college or high school transcript. This may be from a different school than indicated on the application. • A personalized recommendation letter. This letter must be a new letter and not one from a previous year or for another scholarship application. • A brief personal statement about why the applicant is pursuing their degree, their career aspirations, and why the scholarship would be meaningful.
  4. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email around April 21, 2023.
  5. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
  6. Those applicants not receiving a scholarship will also be notified by email regarding their status.
  7. Upon award, recipients must provide a copy of their current tuition bill to the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation as outlined in the notification email.
  8. The scholarship will be in the form of tuition paid directly by the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to an accredited college or university.