The Women’s Board Scholarship Program


The Women's Board 2017 Scholarship Program

The Women’s Board Scholarship Program supports students pursuing a degree in the health care field. When reviewing candidates, the scholarship committee considers the applicant’s academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community participation, financial need, references, personal statement and experience in the health care field.

Criteria for Scholarship Selection

  1. Recipient must be a resident of the state of Maryland.
  2. Recipient must be a United States citizen.
  3. Recipient must be seeking a degree in a nursing, medical or related health care field.
  4. A non-working recipient must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per term for undergraduate students and 9 credit hours per term for graduate students.
  5. We strongly encourage volunteer participation with the Women’s Board, including working at the Annual Picnic and Bazaar and/or the Thrift Shop. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Guidelines for Scholarship Funds

  1. Scholarships will be applied to student’s tuition, room, board, books and fees only.
  2. Scholarships will range between $500 and $4,500.
  3. Checks will only be made payable to the recipient's school.
  4. Previous recipients of the Women's Board Scholarship may apply for subsequent awards. Scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of 4 years.
  5. Scholarship recipients attend the Annual Scholarship Luncheon in mid-June 2017.

Awarding Qualified Scholars for Over 50 Years

In 1957, the Jean Bird Scholarship Program was created, named after the wife of Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird, the founder of Montgomery General Hospital, now known as MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. A memorial fund was established to provide scholarships to those interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. In 1969, the Women's Board assumed responsibility for the scholarship fund and has continued to award honorable students each year.

The 2016 Women’s Board Scholarship Program awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 55 qualified high school, undergraduate and graduate degree students in all areas of health care.

Congratulations to the 2016 Women’s Board Scholarship Award Recipients!

2016 Women's Board Scholarship Recipents

Faduma Aden
Prabhleen Aneja
Maria Araneta
Mimi Cao-Pham
Corianne Crider
Megan Dang
Meron Demissie
Robin Denny
Brian Flatter
Tina Graf
Kathlyn Hermann

Shawn Hicks
Lisa Hong
Kaitlyn Kalnoske
Gurleen Kaur
Loren Kimmel
Heather Konstanzer
Emily Luo
Mareine Mbengang
Belinda Mensah
Alana Morgante
Patricia Nesbitt

Connie Nguyen
Laura Palacios
Emily Ramsayer
Lauren Ratino
Natalie Raymond
Ashley Reed
Renyta Scales
Lisa Schell
Alana Schrecengost
Radhika Sood
Justin Stine

Taylor Sullivan
Donnel Thomas
Singiti Weerasuriya
Jacqueline Weiss
Hallie Whalen
Kaleigh Williams
Betselot Wondimu
Kira Yates
Elizabeth Yun
Daniel Zemel
Rachel Zemel

If you have any questions about the Scholarship Program, please feel free to contact The Scholarship Committee at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-774-8840.