Scranton Area Foundation announces new medical school scholarship

For Abington Journal | March 14th, 2017 10:47 am

SCRANTON — The Scranton Area Foundation (SAF) announced it has endowed a scholarship for Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine on behalf of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

The scholarship will begin assisting local students this fall. The scholarship is available to students who graduated from a high school in Lackawanna County, who list a Lackawanna County address as their permanent/home address, and who have expressed a desire to practice primary care medicine in Northeastern Pennsylvania upon graduation.

The selection will be made considering both need and merit. The scholarship will pay 50 percent of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine tuition each year of the recipient’s four years at the school. The scholarship is being administered by the Scranton Area Foundation.

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Information provided by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.