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Allied Health Scholarship Application

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Please note the applicants must commit to working for CalvertHealth in the specified field full-time for a period of no less than 24 months (or a period of no less than 12 months if the recipient received less than $12,000 in total from the scholarship)

For questions, please email edu.students@calverthealthmed.org or call 410.535.8215.

Overview of the Allied Health Scholarship

The purpose of this program is to assist candidates in obtaining the education/training needed to satisfy critical positions available at CalvertHealth in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

The CalvertHealth Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships annually, as determined by projected funding from the CalvertHealth Foundation’s Board of Directors. Additionally, the committee would consider partial scholarships, if applicable.

The program is intended to be beneficial to both the candidate and the Hospital. The CalvertHealth Foundation agrees to fund a candidate’s education in return for a pre-determined length of employment with CalvertHealth after graduation. The Foundation will pay up to $3,000 per semester for tuition, required books, lab fees, and school required uniforms as appropriate for a period of up to four (4) years. The maximum monetary value of the scholarship is $24,000.

The intent of the program is to select qualified candidates who are residents of Calvert, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s or Prince George’s County. These candidates have priority in the selection process; however, CalvertHealth Foundation reserves the right to entertain candidates from other locations who commit to working at CalvertHealth after graduation.

The college attended may be a two-year (community college) or a four-year (college or university) program (programs longer than four years will be considered). Applicant should be following educational programs that lead to certification/licensure in the following careers: registered nursing, respiratory therapist, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, medical laboratory technician/medical technician, radiology technologist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacist. All schools attended must be properly accredited by the appropriate accreditation bodies.

If CalvertHealth has a position to offer the candidate upon graduation, the candidate must apply and be considered with all other applicants. If the candidate is chosen and hired as an associate of the Hospital, he or she will receive wages equivalent to those received by other associates of CalvertHealth with the same job, title, and experience. This position could be any shift.

If a position is offered to the candidate and not accepted, the contract is considered breached (see section entitled “In the Event of a Breach of Contract”).

If the candidate meets all of his/her obligations, the agreed obligations will be considered met upon the completion of the pre-determined length of service. At the time the agreement is met, the candidate is free to obtain a job wherever he/she may choose with no liability or debt to CalvertHealth.

If the candidate completes a portion of the contracted service but not to its entirety, the entire amount of the scholarship loan will be paid back to the Hospital plus up to 10% interest per year charged on the annual date the repayment letter is issued by the Hospital.

Selection Criteria
The candidate must have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), if applying within four (4) years of high school graduation. The candidate will include a high school transcript including the first semester of twelfth grade, if applicable, with the application to verify his or her credentials. If currently or previously enrolled in college courses, an official transcript must be provided by the candidate from any and all colleges/universities attended.
  1. If it has been greater than four (4) years since the candidate graduated high school, the appropriate standardized test score as required for the degree should be included when applying for the Allied Health Scholarship. Only scores for SAT or ACT test taken within the last three (3) years will be accepted.
  2. A well-written, typed one-page minimum to two-page maximum double-spaced (12-point font) essay describing “why candidate should be chosen for the scholarship” must be included with the application. Essay must include:
    • The candidate’s career goals.
    • Why the candidate thinks that he or she would make a good nurse, therapist, etc.
  3. The candidate will supply a minimum of two (2) signed letters of reference from non-family members. Letters of reference may not be older than two (2) years.
  4. The candidate will complete all required interviews. These interviews may include, but are not limited to:
    • One with a scholarship selection committee determined by CalvertHealth. Human Resources Director, and/or Director’s designee will participate in the interview process and selection.
  5. The candidate must sign the scholarship application signature page.
  6. The candidate is encouraged to seek employment with CalvertHealth while attending school.

Scholarship Recipient’s Responsibilities During Scholarship
  1. The recipient agrees that it is his/her responsibility to maintain a 3.0 GPA in classes in the major curriculum and a 3.0 GPA overall.
  2. It is the responsibility of the recipient to furnish grade reports to CalvertHealth at the end of each grading period and prior to the start of the next term. Grade report must include completed semester GPA and cumulative GPA.
  3. It is the responsibility of the recipient to submit to CalvertHealth, before each term begins, a class schedule showing all classes the student will take in the upcoming term.
  4. It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to notify CalvertHealth in writing of any change of status during the term of the scholarship. This includes, but is not limited to, adding/dropping a course, withdrawing or not enrolling, name change, address change, telephone number change, relocations, changes to school locations, etc.
  5. It is the responsibility of the recipient to notify CalvertHealth of any change in major or specialty. The agreement is entered into by the Hospital for the express purpose of obtaining viable candidates for the workforce.The Hospital reserves the right to terminate this agreement in the event the recipient changes his or her major and/or learning institution without the prior written approval of CalvertHealth.
  6. It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to complete all aspects of their course of study, including but not limited to graduation, and passage of applicable licensing exam within six (6) months of graduation.
  7. The recipient understands that it is not the responsibility of CalvertHealth to obtain the above-named documents. The responsibility to furnish these documents via the CalvertHealth Human Resources Department is solely the recipient’s. Failure to comply with documents required in numbers 1-9 above may result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

Scholarship Recipient’s Obligation upon Graduation
  1. The recipient must apply for all positions in the chosen field of study offered by CalvertHealth. The application process must begin no later than 30 days after all requirements have been met (including course work, internships, and licensing) making the recipient eligible for work in the field. This work may be any position/shift available in the field supported by the funds received from your scholarship including weekend, evening, and night shifts.
  2. The recipient understands that it is not the obligation of CalvertHealth to employ the recipient for any length of time. The employment (and continued employment) of the recipient is contingent upon a position opening in the profession for which the student was trained at the time of the recipient’s graduation and satisfactory performance while on the job. However, if any position is open in the recipient’s field (including a weekend, evening, or night shift), the recipient must apply for that position and be considered with other applicants, or the terms of this agreement will be considered breached. In addition, if the position is offered to the recipient, the recipient has an obligation to accept the position. If the position is offered and not accepted, the terms of this agreement will be considered breached (refer to the section of this document entitled “In the Event of a Breach of Contract”).

Organizational Responsibilities
  1. CalvertHealth agrees to review all applications objectively and without prejudice.
  2. CalvertHealth agrees to choose the recipient on the basis of the above-mentioned student criteria. A recipient may also be chosen on the basis of financial need, if applicable.
  3. Upon satisfactory proof of enrollment to an approved school, the Hospital agrees to a payment of up to $3,000 per semester for tuition, books, lab fees, and school appointed uniforms through the CalvertHealth preferred provider. An acceptance letter is required before the first tuition bill is paid and a class schedule, one-page essay, and grade report are required before the tuition bill is paid each term thereafter.
  4. CLEP or Advanced Placement tests will be included in the scholarship package if the recipient chooses to participate in such a program to expedite the graduation process.
  5. CalvertHealth agrees to consider the agreement obligations met if none of the obligations of the recipient are breached.
  6. CalvertHealth recognizes that the agreement is null and void if the terms are breached in any way.

Application for the Allied Health Scholarship - Online Form

CalvertHealth Allied Health Scholarship Terms and Conditions

The applicant must commit to working for CalvertHealth in the specified field full-time for a period of no less than 24 months (or a period of no less than 12 months if the recipient received less than $12,000 in total from the scholarship)

If the recipient fails to fulfill any of the agreed upon obligations and/or responsibilities, the contract is considered null and void. At that time, CalvertHealth is relieved of all prior commitments to the recipient. The recipient is required to pay back all money paid by CalvertHealth for the education of the recipient, plus up to 10% per annum accounting from the date the Hospital notifies the recipient of the amount the Hospital will be reimbursed. The recipient will begin a monthly payment plan to CalvertHealth for the costs incurred by the Hospital. The monthly payment will be determined by the total funds expended on behalf of the recipient to date from CalvertHealth.

At the time of a breach of contract, the funds are considered a loan and will be treated as such. CalvertHealth will report this as a debt to the credit bureau. A late or missed payment will be reported to the credit bureau.


Signature (Type Out Name)
Signature of parent of legal guardian, if applicant is under 18 years of age (Type Out Name)
Date (Month / Day / Year) *

Contract Signature Page

I accept all terms presented in the CalvertHealth Allied Health Scholarship application. As an applicant of the CalvertHealth Allied Health Scholarship, I agree to abide by all guidelines set forth including, but not limited to: In the Event of a Breach of Contract section and the four (4) year timetable (from awarding of scholarship to graduation) as set forth in the overview.

Signature (Type Out Name)
Signature of parent of legal guardian, if applicant is under 18 years of age (Type Out Name)
Date (Month / Day / Year) *

Name (First / Middle Initial / Last) *
Phone *
Email Address *
Mailing Address *
Physical Address (If different from mailing address)
Degree / Major
Learning Institution (college/university)
Anticipated Graduation Date

Education to Date

College (Name / Address)
Course of Study
Did you Graduate (Yes / No)
Receive a Degree (Yes / No)
Have you ever been employed by CalvertHealth? (Yes / No) *
If Yes, When?
Department / Position
High school or college activities/committees/clubs
High school or college honors
A personal accomplishment
Short-term (2-3 years) and long-term goals (5-10 years)

Application Checklist

The following items must accompany the application form:
Upon receipt of a complete application packet, the candidate may be selected for an interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee will review all completed packets and discuss interview results and make a recommendation for scholarship monies.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail of the results of the decision on their application.
For questions or assistance please email edu.students@calverthealthmed.org.

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