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Kathleen Higgins Scholarship

The Kathleen Higgins Endowed Scholarship awards assistance annually to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Entering at least the sophomore year of an accredited registered nursing program
  • GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Have a permanent address in an area served by Blanchard Valley Health System
  • Enrolled in coursework for academic credit and count toward a degree in nursing, nursing education, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, etc.
  • Preference given to recipients who demonstrate financial need

Scholarship Award Maximum

Typically $250 -$500* for tuition, fees, books, and supplies only

Application Information

Applications for the Kathleen Higgins Endowed Scholarship may be downloaded from the Blanchard Valley Health System website. All applications must be returned by mail no later than April 1. The applicant will complete the designated scholarship form. Please include five (5) copies of the application packet. Including one official transcript and four (4) photo copied transcripts is acceptable.

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Mail to:
Blanchard Valley Health Foundation   
Attn: Marie Swaisgood
1900 S. Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Notification of Scholarship Award

Applicants will be notified in writing of the committee's decision by May 31.

Scholarship Contact 

If questions or concerns arise, contact Marie Swaisgood, development officer, at 419.429.6414 or 419.429.6489 (fax) or mswaisgood@bvhealthsystem.org. We look forward to reviewing your accomplishments.

*Endowment spending policy: On June 30 of each fiscal year, a fair market value (based on a three-year rolling average) for each endowed fund will be determined, up 5% of the fair market value, not to invade the original endowment amount. This may be available for distribution from the appropriate fund the following fiscal year. 

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