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2023 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded by the Granville Health System Foundation to an individual who has been accepted into an allied health program at an accredited school and who intends to pursue a career in the health care field. A monetary award of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) will be presented to the recipient following documented acceptance and enrollment into the chosen health care program, along with a copy of the school’s tuition schedule.

Criteria for this scholarship are as follows: 
  1. Applicant must be a Granville County resident. 
  2. The scholarship application package must include the following:
    A. Completed scholarship application 
      Download scholarship application package here. 
    B. Current copy of official high school or college transcript, with a GPA 
    C. Copy of test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.) 
    D. Recommendations: Two (2) written letters of recommendation are required. Each letter must be signed and be in a separate sealed envelope, with the recommender’s original signature handwritten across the outside flap of the sealed envelope. The names and addresses of the three individuals from whom you have requested a letter of recommendation must be listed on the application. Recommendations should document the applicant’s scholarship and leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, integrity and potential in the health profession. Acceptable recommendations can be made by: 
           • A professor, instructor, and/or principal 
           • An employer 
           • Any other source other than a relative 
  3. Proof of acceptance into an accredited, two (2) or four (4) year allied health program. (Will be required only if applicant is the scholarship recipient - see list of acceptable programs)
Personal Essay: Applicants must submit a typewritten, no more than two (2) page essay that includes the following information, and attach it to the application:
           • Why you have chosen to pursue a health-related career 
           • Your career goal. Be specific. 
           • Financial need. What the scholarship will enable you to do and why the scholarship is important to you.
All applications are to be submitted by the applicant and mailed directly to:

Granville Health System Foundation
Attn: GHS Foundation - Sam Perry Scholarship
1010 College Street
P.O. Box 947
Oxford, NC 27565

Completed application packages must be received by 5 p.m. on April 28, 2023 for consideration. Letters of recommendation may be enclosed with your application, or sent directly to the address shown; all letters must be received by the deadline to be eligible, as well.

Any applicant who fails to submit all required documents by April 28, 2023 will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for funding under this announcement. Application packages deemed incomplete (i.e., missing, inconsistent, or incomplete supporting documents) will not be considered for funding. The Granville Health System Foundation will not accept submission or re-submission of incomplete, rejected, or otherwise delayed applications after the deadline.

The Granville Health System Foundation Board of Directors will make the final decision on the scholarship award and the individual selected for the award will be notified by mail and phone by June 1, 2023. To accept the award, the selectee must respond by June 16, 2023. If the selectee does not respond by that deadline, the offer of award expires and the award will be offered to an alternate. Individuals not selected for the scholarship award will be notified via mail by July 1, 2022.

By July 30, 2023 the scholarship recipient will be required to submit to the Granville Health System Foundation verification of acceptance and enrollment in the allied health program, and a copy of the school’s tuition schedule, in order to ensure payment of the scholarship.