4 Local High School Graduates Awarded Healthcare Scholarships by PCHF

Filed in news by on June 4, 2019


Four Local High School Graduates Awarded Healthcare Scholarships Funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

Phoenixville: The Greater Phoenixville Healthcare Scholarship Program, funded by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, in partnership with the Phoenixville Hospital and the Phoenixville Hospital Medical Staff, has been providing college scholarships since 1995. Since the beginning, 124 scholarships have been awarded to high school graduates pursuing health-related careers. All scholarships are $8,000 payable over four years.

The program draws from Phoenixville region school districts that include Great Valley, Methacton, Owen J. Roberts, Perkiomen Valley, Phoenixville, Pottsgrove and Spring-Ford School Districts, as well as the Technical College High School-Pickering Campus, and Pope John Paul VI. This year, 13 students applied for the scholarships representing Perkiomen Valley, Phoenixville Area School District, Renaissance Academy, Great Valley, Owen J. Roberts High Schools and the Technical College High School-Pickering. All graduating seniors who are pursuing careers in a health-related field of study are eligible to apply.

  • Christina McFadden from Perkiomen Valley High School will be attending Misericordia University pursuing a occupational Therapy career.
  • Elizabeth Payne is graduating from the Technical College High School and will begin her Nursing studies at Delaware County Community College.
  • Shelby Skemmer is graduating from Owen J. Roberts High school and will be attending Drexel University pursuing a career in Nursing.
  • Sriya Vontela is graduating from Great Valley High School and will be attending Elizabethtown College to begin her long journey to become a medical doctor.

Lynn Pike Hartman, Vice President for Programs with the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, facilitates the Scholarship Selection activities. The Selection Committee is comprised of representatives from the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation’s Board of Directors: Anna Mae Galbraith, Dr. Maria Schwab, and Theresa Thornton.

The mission of the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation is to improve the health and quality of life for people in the greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grantmaking and collaborations with health, civic, business and community partners.


Downloadable Version of this Press Release: http://www.pchf1.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/health-care-scholarship-Press-release-awardees-2019.docx