Applications are now being accepted for the Penney Richards Memorial Scholarships.
Eligible applicants must be employed in the medical field and who are continuing their education to develop greater knowledge and skill sets to treat the range of patient needs in the health care arena. The ideal candidates are medical, clinical, or technical assistants, and nurses seeking higher degrees.
The memorial fund was established by David and Penny Richards of North Reading, MA, in memory of their daughter, Penney. She was killed in a motorcycle crash on November 19, 2009 at age 25. At the time of her death she was a medical assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital's North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers, MA, and preparing to enter a radiation/oncology program to further her education.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes business and health care industry professionals. The final determination of awards will be the decision of Mr. and Mrs. Richards, in conjunction with input from the application review committee.
Deadline for applications is March 29, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified of their award by June 15, 2012.
For more information about the scholarship fund and to download a PDF of the application and instructions, please visit www.penneyrichards.com. The Penney Richards Memorial Fund is a registered 501(c)3 public charity.