The Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships

The Snyder, Union or Northumberland County Scholarships (“SUN” Scholarship) is the largest award currently offered by
the Foundation. This award is made possible by contributions received from Marjorie Poff Gillespy, MD, one of the first
female physicians from the “SUN” County region.

Dr. Gillespy enrolled in Thomas Jefferson University for medical school in 1976. During her time as a medical student, she helped pay for school with loans from The Foundation. Decades later, Dr. Gillespy is helping to give back to students attending medical school from the SUN County region via the SUN Scholarship. Students that reside in Snyder, Union or Northumberland counties in their second or third year of medical school are eligible to apply for one of two $10,000 awards.

Additionally, the Dr. Satish and Rupal Shah Family Scholarship was established by Rupal and Satish Shah, MD in memory of their parents Amratlal and Chandraknta Shah. The family created this award to enhance medical education in Pennsylvania. This $10,000 scholarship is available to Pennsylvania residents attending the Penn State University College of Medicine.