The Brandywine Health Foundation is proud to invest in Riya Patel’s future as the 2019 Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship recipient. Riya is pursuing her under graduate studies at Rutgers University, majoring in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and a minor in Spanish.
Alene McDermott Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Alene McDermott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to graduating high school students from Coatesville Area High School. This scholarship was established in February 2011 in loving memory of Alene McDermott, a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend who lost her battle with cancer September 21, 2010. Support from her family and friends, as well as Alene’s passion for singing and playing guitar, allowed her to extend her life against immeasurable odds. After her passing, Alene’s family and countless friends felt compelled to continue her legacy by providing an opportunity for young people to express themselves through music and art. It is the hope of all who loved Alene that her optimistic spirit and musical inspiration will be perpetuated through awarding the Alene McDermott Memorial Scholarship to college bound students who wish to embark on a career in music or art.
Eastburn Community Service Award
The Eastburn Community Service Award, established in 2016, is presented each year at the foundation’s annual Garden Party in memory of Jane and Al Eastburn, both of whom served the Coatesville area as non-profit leaders with distinction. The Eastburn Community Service Award is awarded to an individual who has and/or still gives back to the Coatesville community, making a positive difference with their time, energy, expertise. While philanthropic support is an added benefit, it is not the most significant factor. Community members are invited and encouraged to nominate a deserving Chester County resident to receive this prestigious award that comes with a $2,500 grant designated to a non-profit in the Coatesville area by the honoree.
Click here to learn more about the nomination process.
Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship Award
The Brandywine Health Foundation’s board of directors created the Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship in 2011, in honor of Harry Lewis, Jr, past board chairman. We are proud to give young people the opportunity to receive this life changing scholarship to support their dream of post-secondary education. Every year, one high school senior is selected to receive $5,000 each year for up to four years of her/his tuition and fees. She/he must demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life in the greater Coatesville community, and achieve a certain grade point average in high school. (Click here to learn more about past recipients)
Donate Now to the Harry Lewis Jr. Scholarship Award, Alene McDermott Memorial Scholarship Fund OR The Eastburn Community Service Award ~OR~ mail in your gift, made payable to the “Brandywine Health Foundation” to 50 South First Avenue Coatesville, PA 19320. Your gift allows us to continue to support our young people and deserving non-profits in the Coatesville area.
For more information on any of these scholarships or awards, contact, Kimberly at email@example.com.
The Brandywine Health Foundation seeks to address the critical shortage of nurses by encouraging Chester County residents to enter the field of nursing by providing scholarship funds, and recognizing those students who excel academically.
To that end, eight nursing awards and scholarship funds benefiting nursing students studying at West Chester University and Immaculata University and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program are available. These scholarships are awarded at a special ceremony in April/May each year.
Please note, the nursing scholarship application deadline is Friday, March 27th at 4 pm. Questions? Call Kimberly Daye Hardy, Strategy Officer at 610.380.9080, x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin the application process, click here.
To learn more about how you can establish a fund at the foundation, contact Dana Heiman at 610.380.9080, x102 or email@example.com