MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Applications are currently available for four scholarships available through the University Healthcare Foundation and the WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center Auxiliary.

The Berkeley Medical Center Auxiliary established the Landis Health Career Scholarship in 2003 after receiving an endowment from the Virginia Landis Estate. Scholarships are $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years, and students must reapply each year. In order to quality, students must be graduating from one of the four Berkeley County public high schools and pursuing nursing, pre-med, pharmacy, or dentistry.

The Judge Gray Silver, Jr., Health Professions Scholarship Program was established by the University Healthcare Foundation in 2001 to offer financial assistance to area students interested in pursuing health professions. Named after the late Judge Gray Silver, Jr., a charter member of the former City Hospital Board of Trustees and City Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the awards are $500 per year for a maximum of four years, and students must reapply each year.

The Ruth Ann Widmeyer Nursing Scholarship was established by the Widmeyer Family in 2014 to assist area students in pursuing preparation and advancement into the nursing profession. In order to be eligible, students must be graduating from a Berkeley County high school and attending a West Virginia college or university. The nursing scholarship awards are $500 per year for a maximum of four years, and students must reapply each year.

University Healthcare Foundation Tennis Classic Co-chairs Ernie Agbayani, M.D., and Roberto Reyna, M.D., announced last October that proceeds from the 2016 fundraiser would be used to establish the Frank Sabado, Jr., M.D., Tennis Classic Scholarship -- a one-time scholarship to be awarded to one senior from each high school studying pre-med in the fall of 2017. 

Applications are available in the Guidance Departments at area high schools or may be obtained by calling the University Healthcare Foundation at 304-264-1223. The deadline for submitting an application is March 31, 2017.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223