New scholarship fund created to help residents pursue a health care career

Queen of the Valley Foundation and Napa Valley Community Foundation are excited to announce they have launched a Healthcare Scholarship Fund to help financially support those that live in Napa Valley with their desire to enter into the field of healthcare. Applications will be accepted from January 9 - March 6, 2023. 

"As we continue to support all those who live and work in Napa Valley, we are proud to launch this program," said Rachael Poer, chief philanthropy officer. "The Queen will be engaged with these approved applicants through a mentorship program at the hospital to guide them successfully into this next chapter of their lives."

The program benefits residents enrolled in nursing and respiratory therapy programs at Napa Valley College or Pacific Union College. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years for additional funding while completing their studies. The award amount varies and has a maximum of $25,000 per individual and must be applied for annually.

“As the largest provider of scholarships in our community, Napa Valley Community Foundation is committed to providing a diversity of scholarship options, including support for two-year, four-year and vocational programs,” said Ellen Drayton, who oversees scholarships at the Foundation. “We are proud to add the Healthcare Scholarship Fund to a growing roster of scholarships that help bolster our local workforce."

To keep the fund alive, Queen of the Valley Foundation will be accepting donations on their website, (click on “give now” and then select from the drop down, ”Healthcare Scholarship”).

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a desire to remain in the area after completing their program/degree. To apply or to learn more about eligibility, click here.