Glenn & Betty DeSmith Health Career Scholarship

The Foundation provides health career scholarships to students seeking training in a health career field at an accredited school thanks to the generous estate gift from Glenn & Betty DeSmith.

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  • Consideration is limited to students who are enrolled in a health care professional sequence for the upcoming academic year. Pre-nursing, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, applicants are not eligible until they are accepted into nursing clinics, medical school, etc. Pre-requisites for your major must have been completed before applying.
  • Applicants must be a graduate of the Geneseo, Annawan, Atkinson or Cambridge school district or reside in one of these communities.
  • Colleges or universities attended must be accredited or recognized by the appropriate agencies.
  • Students having less than one academic year remaining until graduation are not eligible for consideration.
  • Students may reapply for these scholarships. 


  • Three scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded annually.
  • Scholarships are awarded for an academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) based on the student's achievement, financial need and the availability of funds.
  • The award is to be applied toward tuition, fees, board and room or books.
  • The awards will be sent to the school designated by the recipient.
  • If the recipient fails to complete the school term, the scholarship money is to be returned to the Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation


Applicants are to return the completed application, along with the following:

  • Transcript of college or other post-high school grades 
  • One letter of recommendation within the last 12 months from a professional reference (i.e. teacher, counselor, employer).
  • One letter of recommendation within the last 12 months from a personal reference.
  • Proof of enrollment in a health career program from the institution you plan to attend for the upcoming academic year. Include your fall class schedule.
  • Attach an additional page including a paragraph telling why you have chosen a health career. Please include your professional goal  Also, explain any personal and/or financial special needs that you would like the selection committee to consider
  • All material is to be submitted by June 1 at 5 p.m.


Hammond-Henry Hospital Auxiliary Health Career Scholarship:

Applications for the Auxiliary's scholarship are due by May 1. Find out more and get an application.

Hammond-Henry Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship:

Applications for the medical staff scholarship are due by April 30. Find out more and get an application.