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Fulton County Medical Center

Scholarship Fund

The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Health Careers Scholarship Program offers scholarships (stipends) to students enrolled in a Fulton County School and/or surrounding area, and health care-related post secondary school. Eligible applicants must be seeking a career in a health care field.

Created in 2001, the program has awarded 125 scholarships (dollar amounts ranging from $250 to $2000) totaling over $117,000 to college-bound students and active college students. Several of the students have returned to their hometown to serve their community, whether it's here at Fulton County Medical Center, a private practice or clinic.

In 2018, 17 area students were awarded scholarships totaling $26,250, including six from high school, nine college undergraduates and two college post-graduates.


The high school recipients from the Class of 2018 are:
  • Allyson Layton (Southern Fulton) - Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship
  • Garrett Danfelt (Central Fulton) - Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship
  • Madison Breeze (Southern Fulton) - inaugural Patriot Federal Credit Union Scholarship
  • Madison Spade (Southern Fulton) - Clair and Dorothy Miller Scholarship
  • Cooper Grove (Southern Fulton) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Hannah Brady (Central Fulton) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
Allyson Layton
Allyson Layton

Garrett Danfelt
Garrett Danfelt

Madison Breeze
Madison Breeze

Madison Spade
Madison Spade

Cooper Grove
Cooper Grove

Hannah Brady
Hannah Brady


The nine undergraduate recipients are:
  • Paige Sechrist (Wilson College) - Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship
  • Bronwyne Mellott (Penn State Altoona) - inaugural Paul and Louie Stahl Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Braylin Hohman (Allegany College of Maryland) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Claire Brubaker (Chatham University) - CMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Ian Lancaster (Penn State Altoona) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Mandy Cook (Penn State Mont Alto) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Kimberli Beatty (Penn State Mont Alto) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Alenda Fischer (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
  • Dylan Gordon (St. Francis University) - FCMC Foundation General Scholarship
Paige Sechrist
Paige Sechrist

Bronwyne Mellott
Bronwyne Mellott

Braylin Hohman
Braylin Hohman

Claire Brubaker
Claire Brubaker

Ian Lancaster
Ian Lancaster

Mandy Cook
Mandy Cook

Kimberli Beatty
Kimberli Beatty

Alenda Fischer
Alenda Fischer

Dylan Gordon
Dylan Gordon


The two post-graduate recipients are:
  • Andrew Smith - McLucas Scholarship recipient - pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy
  • Devin Welsh - McLucas Scholarship recipient - pursuing a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

Devin Welsh
Devin Welsh


The Russell McLucas, MD, Post-Graduate Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was given to the Foundation in 2014 by the McLucas family. Awarded annually to a post-graduate student, it is in memory of the long-time physician.

Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship
The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation awarded its first nursing scholarships in honor of Betty Lea Henderson through the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation in 2017. The scholarship is awarded to qualified graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in the nursing field. They receive a $3,500 stipend in their first year of studies and are eligible to receive an additional award of $3,500 in their final year of their undergraduate program.

Loy Garber, who chairs the FCMC Foundation Scholarship Committee, said: "We are honored to award these scholarships, made possible by the Henderson Foundation’s generous gift."

Betty Lea Washabaugh was raised in Fulton County. After attending school and working locally, Betty Lea went off to nursing school in Philadelphia. She completed her training at Philadelphia General Hospital, two blocks from Drexel Institute of Technology where Wilbur was attending school. Wilbur was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army in World War II, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge as a distinguished member of the 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry. The two met at a weekend dance. After marriage, she spent most of her time as a school nurse.

"Betty Lea was a nurse, so this scholarship gift to Fulton County Medical Center is especially gratifying to my family," said Andy Washabaugh of his sister and a Trustee with the Henderson Foundation. "I know the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation is helping support healthcare careers in our community with their scholarship program. With this annual gift, that support will only get stronger and keep Betty Lea’s legacy alive in our community."

The Clair and Dorothy Miller Scholarship
This 2014 endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior. The Millers are local residents who recognize the need for education and training.

The Paul and Louie Stahl Memorial Nursing Scholarship 
This is a new scholarship in 2018, given by Dorothy Stahl Sites, in memory of her father and mother. Mrs. Sites grew up in Fulton County and was the first of her family to attend college. Her parents saved their money so she could get a college education, which she parlayed into a successful teaching career. "My mother and father would be delighted to know this scholarship is helping students pursue their college dreams. My mother always wanted to be a nurse, but never got the opportunity to fulfill her dream."

Patriot Federal Credit Union
This is a new scholarship given to a high school or college undergraduate student pursuing a career in health care.

Mike Straley, Executive Director of the FCMC Foundation, said: "We are grateful to the Dr. McLucas Family, the Hendersons, the Millers, Mrs. Sites and to Patriot Federal Credit Union for providing these scholarships. In addition, our general scholarship fund helps support this program as well. Our scholarship committee focuses not only on a student’s academic record, extracurricular activities and financial need, but also on the student’s commitment to their intended area of study as evidenced through their research and volunteer hours."

You can assist our scholarship program by making a tax-deductible donation either online or by mail. Please denote your contribution to the FCMC Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Send it to:
FCMC Foundation
214 Peach Orchard Road
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

2018 Application Now Available!

The 2018 application, due April 2, 2018, will be completed online using the following links based on your current student status:

Current High School Seniors - Click Here to Apply
Current College Students - Click Here to Apply
Current Post-Graduate Students* - Click Here to Apply

Contact: Chris Boryan, Foundation Assistant
717-485-6322 / cboryan@fcmcpa.org

* Post-Graduate students apply for the Russell C. McLucas, MD, Scholarship and are also considered for funds from the FCMC Foundation Health Careers Scholarship Program


FCMC Foundation Scholarship Committee:

Loy Garber (chairman) - FCMC Foundation Board Member
Trudy Everhart - FCMC Foundation Board Member
Mike Straley - FCMC Foundation Executive Director
Helen Overly - FCMC Foundation Board Member
Becky Greenawalt - Quality Program Coordinator
Brenda Ross - Director of Education
Sally Gresty - Former FCMC Clinical Educator
Chris Boryan (facilitator) - FCMCF Grants and Donor Relations Manager

DID YOU KNOW:
A great way to honor a member of the FCMC Medical Staff (former or current) is to create an endowed scholarship fund in honor or memory of the individual. Click on planned giving or contact
Mike Straley for more information.