Scholarships

College Scholarships

Each year the Oneida Health Foundation aims to award over $30,000  in scholarships for college, certification, and high school scholarships, for young adults entering the healthcare sector. These scholarships are given in memory of Greta B. Sanderson, a valued volunteer of Oneida Health.

Employee scholarships are intended to assist our dedicated workers in pursuing further education, encourage personal development, and ensure that they continue to thrive in their respective fields. Based on specific criteria developed based on the community health assessment, needs within the hospital system, and improving education for current healthcare workers, nursing, and medical professionals, nurses and all allied health professionals are given consideration for the scholarships. The Oneida Health Foundation and its Board are of the opinion that by continuing to fund educational opportunities, healthcare professionals will be elevated, given more options for career advancement, and will benefit people and families in our neighborhood in the long run.

New York State Scholarship Lottery

New York State just announced the launch of the New York State Healthcare Workers for Our Future Scholarship. The program is for individuals considering enrollment to earn their associate or bachelor’s degree as a Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Radiologic Technologist, or Surgical Technologist by the fall of 2026 or those currently enrolled, full-time or part-time.

The program will provide a two-year, full cost-of-attendance scholarship (tuition, room and board, books, and other related expenses) to approximately 500 New York State students.

For more information, click here

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 24, 2024

Employee Scholarships

Intended to assist our dedicated workers in pursuing further education, encourage personal development, and ensure that they continue to thrive in their respective fields. The Oneida Health Foundation and its Board are of the opinion that by continuing to fund educational opportunities, Oneida Health healthcare professionals will be elevated, given more options for career advancement, and will benefit people and families in our neighborhood in the long run.

Employee Scholarships applications are currently open year around. If you apply in the summer, you could be eligible to receive a scholarship for both the Fall and Spring semester. If you apply in the Fall, you will be eligible to receive a Spring semester scholarship. Summer scholarships are also available.  Apply here.

Employee Certification Applications are evaluated on a month-by-month basis. Apply here.

College/High School Scholarships

By providing financial support to aspiring healthcare professionals, the Foundation not only empowers these students to pursue their dreams but also addresses the growing need for skilled healthcare workers in our community. Through these scholarships, we are investing in the future of healthcare and ensuring a healthier and more prosperous community for generations to come. 

Community Scholarships are due no later than May 1st, for the fall semester of the same year. Apply here.

The Oneida Health Foundation is crucial in assisting staff members and scholars with their academic endeavors. They support educational possibilities financially through their kind gifts. This organization genuinely exemplifies the compassion and commitment to bettering the lives of people in the Oneida and Madison County region.