NORTH CONWAY, NH – Applications are now available for Memorial Hospital’s annual scholarship fund, including the Memorial Hospital Scholarship; the Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship Program and the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County (VNHCH) Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award. The hospital’s scholarship awards are designed to support students in our community pursuing careers in health-related fields. The Memorial Hospital Foundation will once again offer a scholarship in honor of Miranda Leavitt for students with diabetes or who are studying healthcare, nutrition or exercise physiology.
The Scholarship program specifically seeks to assist those students within the hospital’s service area (towns served by SAU 9, SAU 13 and MSAD 72) who have already demonstrated the successful completion of part of a higher education degree. Adult learners returning to school, changing careers or seeking additional education are encouraged to apply. Students must be accepted into an accredited course of study in a health-related field on at least a half-time basis, and demonstrate successful completion of some earlier portion of their program of study. Each scholarship has its own criteria and interested students are encouraged to view the application online for specifics.
The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Scholarship is funded through the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund (MLDF), part of the Memorial Hospital Foundation. In honor of the daughter of Brenda and Rich Leavitt after whom Memorial’s diabetes center is named, this new scholarship supports the MLDF mission of providing education, outreach and resources for those in our community with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Miranda Leavitt passed away from complications of Type 1 diabetes at the age of 22.
The criteria for each scholarships to be awarded is as follows:
Memorial Hospital Scholarships (up to $4,500) - – The criteria for the Memorial Hospital Scholarship is a high school senior going into a health related field or college student in a health related field. The student must be from SAU 9, SAD 72 or SAU 13. They can also be a son, daughter or grandson/daughter of an employee. The Memorial Hospital Scholarship also applies to employees who are attending college in a health related field.
Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award (up to $1,000) – Must be currently enrolled in an accredited health related field of study program. Must reside in Carroll County, NH or Western Maine.
Memorial Hospital Volunteers Scholarship Program (up to $5,000) – Must be an employee or the relative of an employee of Memorial Hospital who is pursuing health related studies on a full time basis.
Memorial Hospital Volunteers Healthcare Studies Scholarship - (up to $1,000) - Must be a Kennett High School graduating senior pursuing healthcare studies.
Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Scholarship (up to $1,000) - Awarded to a student residing in Carroll County, NH or Western Maine who either has type 1 or type 2 diabetes; or who is currently enrolled full time in college and is pursuing studies related to healthcare, nutrition, exercise physiology or health education.
Candidates must submit an application form online no later than April 9th. Only online applications will be considered. Awards are based on scholastic ability, applicable work experience, essay, and demonstrated financial needs.
The online application and more information are available online at Memorial Hospital's website,
To learn more about the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund and the Memorial Hospital Foundation, call 603-356-5461 ext.2264.
About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women's health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer's and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.