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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 204 scholarships (dollar amounts ranging from $250 to $3,500) totaling over $253,00 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 2020, 22 area students were awarded scholarships totaling $42,750, including nine from high school, 11 college undergraduates and two college post-graduate students.


The high school recipients from the Class of 2020 are:
  • Alexandra Komir is a graduate of Mount Union. She is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She will be attending West Virginia University, majoring in Nursing.
  • Anna Strait is a graduate of Greencastle-Antrim. She is a recipient of the Patriot Federal Credit Union Scholarship. She will be attending Seton Hill University, majoring as a Physician Assistant.
  • Dayton Pelton is a graduate of Southern Fulton. He is a recipient of the Clair and Dorothy Miller Scholarship. He will be attending Hagerstown Community College with an intended major of Optometry.
  • Emily Varner is a graduate of Southern Huntingdon. She is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She will be attending Lock Haven University, majoring as a Physician Assistant.
  • Emma Ott is a graduate of Central Fulton. She is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She will be attending Indiana University of PA, majoring in Nursing.
  • Ian Wilson is a graduate of Southern Huntingdon. He is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. He will be attending Penn State University, majoring in Kinesiology.
  • Katelyn Truax is a graduate of Central Fulton. She is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She will be attending Hagerstown Community College, majoring in Nursing.
  • Madison Unger is a graduate of Southern Fulton. She is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She will be attending University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, majoring in Nursing.
  • Shae Ritz is a graduate of Southern Fulton. She is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She will be attending Hagerstown Community College, majoring in Nursing.
Alexandra Komir
Alexandra Komir

Anna Strait
Anna Strait

Dayton Pelton
Dayton Pelton

Emily Varner
Emily Varner

Emma Ott
Emma Ott

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

Katelyn Truax
Katelyn-Truax

Madison Unger
Madison Unger

Shae Ritz
Shae Ritz


The 11 undergraduate recipients are:
  • Hannah Brady is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Liberty University, majoring in Occupational Therapy.
  • Dylan Gordon is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. He is attending Saint Francis (PA), majoring in Physician Assistant Science.
  • Cooper Grove is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. He is attending Shippensburg University, majoring in Pre-Med.
  • Bronwyne Mellott is a recipient of a Betty Lea Henderson Nursing Scholarship. She is attending Penn State-Altoona, majoring in Nursing.
  • Carl Potter is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. He is attending Shippensburg University, majoring in Pre-Med.
  • Madison Spade is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Indiana University (PA), majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • Leah Keefer is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Hagerstown Community College, majoring in Paramedic Emergency Services.
  • Zoe Cutchall is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Penn State-Altoona, majoring in Nursing.
  • Madison Breeze is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Duquesne University, pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy.
  • Abigail Heister is a recipient of an FCMC Foundation General Scholarship. She is attending Shippensburg University, majoring in Psychology.
  • Allyson Layton is a recipient of the Paul and Louie Stahl Memorial Nursing Scholarship, given by Dorothy Stahl Sites in memory of her father and mother. Allyson is attending Bloomsburg University, majoring in Nursing.
Hannah Brady
Hannah Brady

Dylan Gordon
Dylan Gordon

Cooper Grove
Cooper Grove

Bronwyne Mellott
Bronwyne Mellott

Carl Potter
Carl Potter

Madison Spade
Madison Spade

Leah Keefer
Leah Keefer

Zoe Cutchall
Zoe Cutchall

Madison Breeze
Madison Breeze

Abigail Heister
Abigail Heister

Allyson Layton
Allyson Layton


The post-graduate recipients are:
  • Alonna Brumbaugh - She is pursuing her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Emily Bradshaw - She is pursuing her Doctorate of Pharmacy at Wilkes University.
Alonna Brumbaugh
Alonna Brumbaugh

Emily Bradshaw
Emily Bradshaw


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

2021 Applications Available February 1st, 2021!

The 2021 application, due April 1, 2021, will be made available closer to the opening of the application window.


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
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.