PennHOSA Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Penn HOSA Foundation Scholarship Fund is to promote careers in healthcare professions that enhance the delivery of compassionate care and meet the needs of the community by awarding post-secondary education scholarships to deserving HOSA student members throughout Pennsylvania. 

The Penn HOSA Foundation also selects one student to receive the Helen Heidelbaugh Aspire Award of $5,500. The award criteria is the same as the PennHOSA Foundation Scholarship with a focus on community service and volunteerism.

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March 4


Multiple Winners/Amount Varies (Avg. amt. $3,000)

Scholarship FAQ


  1. Must be an affiliated, paid HOSA chapter member by December 31st of the previous year. 
  2. Accepted by an accredited school for either 4-year or 2-year Associate Degrees in health care related fields of study or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) diploma program 
  3. Financial need
  4. Essay
  5. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Please answer each of the three topics in an essay that should be 1-2 pages in length. 

  1. Life Goals: Why do you want to serve in a health-related occupation? Why is this career a good fit for you and what do you plan to accomplish with this degree? Here is your opportunity to share your skills, talent and preparation to pursue this career. 
  2. Service: What volunteer work, job or school activities have you performed in high school? How long have you been a HOSA member and how has HOSA influenced your desire to pursue a health care career? 
  3. Compassion: What does it mean to you to provide care with compassion? Please share a personal story as to how you have shown compassion. 


This scholarship is a one-time only award.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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