Area residents who are children or parents of Genesee Community College alumni and who are interested in entering a health care field are invited to apply for Health Care Legacy scholarships. The scholarships provide $500 to help defray tuition and other costs of any of Genesee's four health care programs: Nursing, Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Physical Therapist Assistant.
The Genesee Community College Foundation created the Health Care Legacy award to encourage enrollment in high-need health care programs, according to Foundation President Norbert J. Fuest. "Our entire region is already experiencing a shortage of qualified health care professionals, and the shortage is expected to get worse in the years ahead," Mr. Fuest said. "By offering this scholarship, our hope is that we'll interest more people in these very critical careers."
The Health Care Legacy scholarships are open to any individual whose mother, father, son, or daughter received a degree or certificate from Genesee at any time.
Prospective students may complete the application for Health Care Legacy scholarships and other scholarships at www.genesee.edu. Applications are also available at the College's Batavia Campus Financial Aid Office and at the College's five campus centers. A faculty and staff committee reviews applications and selects recipients for the awards.
Last year, the Genesee Community College Foundation provided funding for 512 scholarships totaling $234,567. Scholarships help attract and retain worthy and deserving students and to encourage enrollment in areas of community need.