This award is given in memory of Joseph R. Calder, Jr., MD. Dr. Calder was a dedicated member of the medical profession in Williamsport, PA for over 30 years. He was a strong believer in the power and importance of education and personal development. Dr. Calder was a teacher, mentor and coach who strove to better the people around him; he encouraged his team members, colleagues and staff to pursue additional training to better their careers. The recipients of this scholarship will demonstrate these same values. This award is intended to support the education of current and/or aspiring Lycoming County medical professionals who plan to dedicate their lives to helping others.
Scholarship(s) are awarded annually in honor of Dr. Joseph R. Calder, Jr. to non-traditional students residing in Lycoming County, with the intent of pursuing a career in a medical related program. Requests can be for the first year or for any succeeding year of higher education. Awards are paid directly to the institution of higher education. Scholarship availability and award amount is subject to change yearly. Applicants must be accepted into a part-time or full-time medical related program at an accredited institution of higher education. Programs include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health or any other related specialty. Preference may be given to applicants who are returning to develop new skills and/or knowledge. Selection will be based on merit.
Applicants must supply proof of acceptance into an accredited two- or four-year college or university and enrolled part-time or full-time into a medical related program. Resume including job experience, volunteer experience, and community or school involvement must also be supplied. At least one letter of reference or testimonial and an essay not to exceed one page outlining why you are pursuing a career in the medical field and summarizing your ultimate career objectives are also required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.