Hospital seeking scholarship applicants

GREENFIELD — The Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships available to students pursuing careers in health care.

Selection criteria for each scholarship include academic achievement, community or extracurricular involvement and demonstration of interest or experience in healthcare or wellness activities. The application deadline for each scholarship is March 1.

For more information or to download applications, visit or call 317-468-4106.

Available scholarships include:

A $2,000 healthcare and wellness scholarship available to a resident living in Hancock Regional Hospital’s primary service area or employed in a health care capacity in Hancock County. Applicants must be working toward an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree in fields of study including athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, social work or general medicine. Nursing students are excluded from applying for this scholarship.

The John F. Stickford Nursing Scholarship goes to at least one student who has been accepted into a bachelor’s or master’s program at an Indiana public university with the intent to become a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. The scholarship will cover an entire year’s tuition cost, with an opportunity to renew the scholarship each year that they are in the nursing program. The recipient must agree to work for one year as a nurse in Hancock County or Shelby County for each year that they receive the scholarship.

The Edith Zike Nursing Scholarship program will award up to $2,000 to each recipient to support their continued education in the field of nursing. Applicants must be a resident of or employed in a health care position in Hancock County. Applicants must be high school graduates accepted into a nursing or prenursing program, nursing students with partially completed programs or registered nurses pursuing a bachelor’s degree or other advanced degree.

The hospital foundation also offers two scholarships to students attending the Hancock Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. For more information about this program and the scholarships available, please contact Peggy Welage, director of the School of Radiologic Technology at 317-468-4468 or email

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or