On Tuesday, May 28, Health Partners Foundation awarded $125,000 in scholarships to 12 local high school students, including Bristol High School’s Sara Hughes and Hailey Burroughs, in Southeastern Pennsylvania for their academic achievements and commitment to health care.
Each year, the foundation offers two types of college scholarships to outstanding students – “Making Dreams a Reality Scholarship” and “Community College Connection Scholarship.”
HPF offers the scholarships to high school seniors enrolling in community colleges or accredited universities and planning to major in the health care or social work fields. The purpose of this scholarship is to prepare these students to become the next generation of leaders to address the social determinants of health, which include healthcare literacy, education, economic stability and environmental safety.
By working to establish programs, services and policies that positively influence social and economic conditions, HPF believes these future leaders can improve health outcomes for millions of people in our communities in ways that can be sustained over time, creating a healthier population, society and workforce.