Scholarships

Because of gifts from generous donors, Union Health Foundation is able to present nearly $40,000 in scholarships on an annual basis. While some scholarships are open to all community members meeting the eligibility requirements, others are available only to Union Hospital/Union Hospital Clinton/Hospice of the Wabash Valley employees and their children. See below for eligibility, requirements, and information on how to apply.

A full listing of Union Health Foundation scholarships is available at the bottom of this page or by clicking the Scholarship Information link below.

Scholarship Applications Due March 1.

Union Health Foundation Scholarship Information

Union Health Foundation Scholarship Application

The Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship For Student Athletes

To Apply

Complete an application for Union Health Foundation scholarships and return it, postmarked no later than March 1st to:

Union Health Foundation
1606 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, IN 47804

Call (812) 238-7534 for further information.

No late applications will be accepted.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Union Health Foundation Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois (unless otherwise noted under specific scholarship criteria)
  • Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited (health care) degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship) for a full academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (unless otherwise noted)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Most scholarships also require the recipient to be a U.S. citizen.

Unless otherwise noted, scholarship awards can be used only for the expenses of tuition, books and other academic fees. Scholarship checks are paid directly to the recipient’s university in two install­ments.

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients

A recipient of a Union Health Foundation scholarship must fulfill the following requirements during the academic year in which the student receives the scholarship:

  • Maintain the status of a full-time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or the equivalent (unless otherwise noted)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent (unless otherwise noted)
  • Some scholarships require remaining in a specified degree program. Please review the information on each scholarship for its individual requirements.

Education Opportunities for Future Leaders

In 2015, the Foundation awarded $34,875 in scholarships to 23 students.

With this scholarship, I plan to further my education at Indiana State University so that I can provide the best possible care to my future patients. - Austin England.  Athletic training / Therapy B.S., Indiana State University; The Centry Club Health Careers Scholarship

Available Scholarships

Health Career Scholarships

Students applying for health career scholarships are required to be enrolled or accepted into an accredited healthcare degree program to be considered

The Dr. C.N. Combs Memorial Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • An Indiana State University School of Nursing student pursuing a registered nursing degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

The Mary Joan & Thomas Conway Scholarship for Health Careers * Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley (Including Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar and Lawrence counties in Illinois) and currently employed in nursing or related healthcare discipline, (employees of Union Hospital, Hospice and Visiting Nurse of the Wabash Valley, Comfort Keepers and Union Associated Physicians Clinic receive first consideration)
  • Pursuing a degree in Nursing, Physical Therapy or related health care discipline (associate, baccalaureate, graduate degree or accreditation)
  • Maintaining a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester (graduate) or 12 credit hours per semester (undergraduate), or the equivalent
    * (Conway Scholarship may also be used for the purpose of a living expense stipend)

The Burnita Laybold Hershfield Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • A resident of the Wabash Valley (limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, Greene, Putnam and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar and Lawrence counties in Illinois)
  • A current Union Hospital employee (full-time or part-time)
  • Pursuing an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in nursing at Indiana State University with a desire to practice in the Wabash Valley
  • Maintaining a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

The Wanita I. & Ernest E. Hinshaw Nursing Education Fund Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing an advanced nursing degree (Masters or Doctorate) or registered nursing degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or equivalent for a quarter system

The Mary Kay Holvey-Aust Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • A female Indiana State University School of Nursing student pursuing a registered nursing degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

The Gertrude and Ralph Horton Grants-in-Aid for Nursing Education Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • An unmarried female
  • Pursuing a registered nursing degree (associate, baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or equivalent for a quarter system

The Gladys N. Marvel, R. N. and Cecil B. Marvel Memorial Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing registered nursing degree (associate, baccalaureate) or a registered nurse pursuing an advanced nursing degree (Baccalaureate, Masters or Doctorate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent for a quarter system

The Michele Pantle Memorial Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • A working parent returning to school to pursue a degree in nursing from any school that uses Union Hospital as a clinical site (enrolled in or accepted into accredited healthcare degree program at one of the following: Indiana State University, Ivy Tech Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Lake Land Community College, Lakeview College of Nursing or Indiana Wesleyan University)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or equivalent for a quarter with the exception of the final semester

The Amanda Pugh Memorial Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • An Indiana State University or Ivy Tech student pursuing or planning to pursue a registered nursing degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Preference given to a West Vigo High School graduate
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent
    * Does not need to be currently admitted into a nursing degree program, but must have plans to do so.

The John C. and Jennie Figg Health Careers Scholarship Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

The Eleanor N. Royse Health Careers Scholarship Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

The Century Club Health Careers Scholarship Must be:

  • Be a resident of the Wabash Valley, limited to Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford, Edgar counties in Illinois
  • Pursuing a health career degree (associate or baccalaureate)
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent

Donna Hux Scholarship for VNA & Hospice of the Wabash Valley Must be:

  • A Visiting Nurse Association or Hospice of the Wabash Valley full time employee who is pursuing further education or advancement in a health care related field -OR- child of employee pursuing further education in a qualified field of health care
  • Maintaining a work to education status of full-time for VNA or Hospice Employees
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student, a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, or the equivalent for Children of Employees

The Frank & Linda Shelton Scholarship Must be:

  • A Union Health System employee, -OR- the child of an employee, who meets at least ONE of the following:
  • Enrolled in a health science degree program to pursue a career in healthcare.
  • Maintaining the status of a full time student.

The Erin Bird Isles Memorial Nursing Scholarship Must be:

  • A graduating high school student with plans to pursue a degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Recipient must be full-time student in good academic standing, with a 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need will also be considered
    * Does not need to be currently admitted into a nursing degree program, but must have plans to do so.

    Open Major Scholarships

    Margaret Carroll Scholarship

    The Margaret Carroll Scholarship is awarded annually to children of Union Hospital Health Group employees who attend or plan to attend an Indiana school as a full-time student. Applicants are required to have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.

    The Margaret Carroll Scholarship Offered by the Service League of Union Hospital Must be:

    • Children of full-time or part-time A employees of Union Hospital Health System
    • Enrolled for the following academic year in a full-time undergraduate program at Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Ivy Tech Community College, or any of the state-supported universities in Indiana (Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, Vincennes University, or the University of Southern Indiana).

    The Union Hospital Foundation Academic Scholarships Must be:

    • A Union Hospital / Union Hospital Clinton employee -OR- their child
    • A student enrolled in the Health Careers Program through Vigo County School Corporation, entering college in the fall of the year for which the award is given
    • Maintaining the status of a full time student, minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or equivalent for a quarter system

    The Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship for Student Athletes Must be:

    • A current Wabash Valley high school student who participated in interscholastic athletics (high school located in Vigo County or one of the surrounding counties including Sullivan, Clay, Parke, and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark or Edgar counties in Illinois)
    • Entering a college or university in the fall of the current year
    • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Complete a Brandon Bickers Memorial Scholarship application.
    • Maintaining the status of a full time student, minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or equivalent for a quarter system.