The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) is committed to supporting educational scholarships that contribute to the development of a qualified health care workforce. The Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program, funded by an endowment, awards five health care scholarships annually. One scholarship is for hospital youth volunteers and the other four scholarships are for individuals pursing their BSN.
The scholarship funds were made available by a bequest in honor of Marjorie G. Hogan by her late husband, Glenn Hogan, a former GHA president.
1) Hospital Youth Volunteer Scholarship
The youth volunteer scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who has volunteered in a GHA member hospital. To be eligible for the scholarship the individual must also be attending a Georgia college and pursing a degree in health care.
Please apply through the application process if you meeting the follow qualifications:
A) Volunteered in a GHA member hospital
B) Will be attending a Georgia college
C) Pursuing a health care degree
The application process includes:
A) Completed application
B) Short essay discussing why you want to pursue a career in health care and what qualities you possess that would make you a contributing member of that profession. 500 words or fewer, double-spaced, 10-inch font.
C) Verified minimum 3.0 GPA (please include official school transcripts).
D) Current resume (including current volunteer experience in a GHA-member hospital).
E) Hospital verification of volunteer hours in a GHA-member hospital
A personal interview will be conducted by GHA. The deadline is May 31, 2020
2) Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship
GHA supports four $2,500 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) scholarships that are awarded annually. Our goal is to support the Institute of Medicine's initiative to have 80 percent of nurses in Georgia obtain their BSN degrees by 2020.
In addition to completing an application, applicants must:
A) Complete an essay describing your journey and experience of being a nurse and how it relates to your beliefs about nursing and related values and visions for the future.
B) Submit two letters of recommendation from previous nursing professors or one recommendation from a previous nursing professor and one from a current employment manager.
C) Be in good standing with the state board that licenses nurses in the State of Georgia as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN) pursuing a BSN.
D) Be a legal resident of Georgia for at least 12 months prior to the term for which you are seeking aid.
E) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under Federal Title IV requirements.
F) Live in the State of Georgia
G) Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate program in the State of Georgia or an accredited distant learning institution.
H) Maintain a 3.0 or above grade point average prior to applying for the scholarship.
Please note that preference will be given to nurses currently employed by a hospital or hospital system. A personal interview will be conducted and applicants who are selected as finalists must submit an acceptable Level I criminal background check. The deadline is May 31, 2020.