Dependent Scholarship

Dependents of Norton Healthcare employees who are considering a degree in a health care-related field may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship for the fall 2023 semester. These awards are made possible through the generosity of the James R. Petersdorf Fund.

How It Works

To be considered for a Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship, your dependent/child must be:

  • Eligible to be covered as a dependent under your benefits plan
  • Accepted into a regionally accredited university or college in preparation for an undergraduate degree in a health care-related field
  • A student with full-time status during the semester for which the scholarship is paid

You must remain employed with Norton Healthcare during the scholarship period.

Applications must include:

  • Completed online application form
  • Résumé (including volunteer activities and awards)
  • Letter of recommendation from an educator or employer
  • Most recent transcript from applicant’s university, college or high school
  • Incoming freshman only:
    • Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment from applicant’s university or college
    • Most recent transcript from applicant’s high school
  • Essay of 2,500 words or less that responds to the following points:
    • All applicants
      • Discuss one current or future issue facing the health care industry.
      • Who or what has been most influential in your decision to continue your education and why?
    • New scholarship applicants
      • Discuss how the Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship would impact your ability to pursue a health care-related degree.
      • Describe your career plans after you complete your degree.
    • Previous scholarship recipients:
      • How have you benefited from receiving the Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship?
      • How have your current career plans evolved since you received the Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship?

Complete the online application below by Sunday, April 23, 2023, for consideration for the Norton Healthcare James R. Petersdorf Dependent Scholarship.

For your application to be complete, you will need to send your résumé, letter of recommendation, essay, transcript and/or acceptance letter attached via email to or Please send all application documents in one email if possible.

You will be notified in June 2023 if you are one of the 50 recipients selected for the scholarship.

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  • Norton Healthcare employee (parent or legal guardian) information

    Note: Dependents of employees at a system director level or above are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, email

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