WVU Medicine Camden Clark announces $14,000 in scholarship opportunities for students in healthcare

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is offering scholarship opportunities for college students in a healthcare field through the Camden Clark Auxiliary and the Camden Clark Foundation.

The Auxiliary of Camden Clark Medical Center is sponsoring up to four (4) $2,500 Leo D. Carsner (Memorial) Scholarships (total $10,000) to area students obtaining a degree in a healthcare field. Leo D. Carsner was the CEO and president of Camden Clark Memorial Hospital from 1963-1989. Known for always respecting his fellow employees, Carsner created the “Employees Association” in 1975. Applications are available in the Volunteer Service Department located on the third floor, at the Information desk in the main lobby of the hospital or on the website at camdenclark.org. All applications must be completed and returned by March 9, 2020.

To be eligible, students must live in the area serviced by Camden Clark Medical Center, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio; and must have completed one year of college at an accredited school or be in the final weeks of their first year as a full time student carrying at least 12 credit hours. Applicants will be judged on their scholastic ability, leadership attributes, potential contribution to the health care field, and financial need. Applicants must provide their transcript of grades, three letters of recommendation from instructors, supervisors or employers, and a personal essay to explain their career goals, knowledge and experience in their career field.

The auxiliary scholarship is paid directly to the school. Funding for the scholarships was made available by a variety of auxiliary projects. Scholarships will be presented at the annual volunteer luncheon on April 24, 2020. Send completed applications to: CCMC Volunteer Services, 800 Garfield Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101

The Camden Clark Foundation is sponsoring two (2) $2,000 Nursing Scholarships (total $4,000). Students interested in applying for the scholarships must:

  • Provide written documentation of acceptance to a Registered Nurse program accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN).
  • Live in the area served by Camden Clark Medical Center, which includes 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio;
  • Be currently enrolled and have completed one year as a nursing student.
  • Use the Scholarship within the next academic year.

Application deadline for the Foundation scholarships is April 20, 2020. The recipients of the scholarships will be awarded during the Annual Nursing Alumnae Luncheon on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in the Camden Clark Medical Center Leo D. Carsner Auditorium. Funding for the Foundation scholarships are made available by the Camden Clark Nursing Alumnae. Applications are available at www.camdenclarkfoundation.org or by calling (304) 424-2200. Send completed applications to: Camden Clark Foundation, P. O. Box 1834, Parkersburg, WV 26102.