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Obici Healthcare Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship


The purpose of the Obici Healthcare Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship is to support local students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare in Western Tidewater. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the attending university or college for the sole purpose of paying college expenses. The current estimated value of the scholarship is $10,000 per year. This is an annual scholarship, renewable through four years of undergraduate study and (optionally) renewable through four years of post-graduate study (e.g., medical school).

(Note: The Obici Healthcare Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship also funds ten $2,000 scholarships awarded through Paul D. Camp Community College. Please contact the PDCCC Financial Aid office (757-569-6711 or if interested in applying for a $2,000 scholarship.)

Scholarship Applicants

Each scholarship applicant must, at the time of the initial award:

  • Be a current resident (or a dependent of a current resident) of Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Southampton County, Sussex County, Surry County, or Gates County, NC.
  • Be a graduating high school senior, or a home-schooled student.
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university in the fall to pursue a healthcare-related field of study. Eligible fields of study may include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, emergency medical services, nutrition, public health, radiology, and phlebotomy. Additional healthcare professions and fields of study may also be approved.
  • Be committed to practicing healthcare in Western Tidewater upon the completion of your education.

Recipients of the Obici Healthcare Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship are eligible to renew the scholarship for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, and up to another four years of medical or other graduate school, so long as the student:

  • Remains full-time, as defined by the college/university that the student attends.
  • Submits a renewal application including a transcript by the published deadline, demonstrating full-time enrollment, continued commitment to practicing healthcare in the Western Tidewater, and a GPA of 2.7 or better.
  • Continues to have a declared major in a healthcare related field of study.

Award Criteria

The Award Committee shall consider and make its recommendation based on the following criteria:

  • The student’s record of community service,
  • The student’s commitment to a career path in the healthcare professions, and
  • The student’s commitment to stay in (or return to) Western Tidewater to practice healthcare.

Application, Deadline, and Submission Instructions

The Obici Healthcare Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship utilizes the Suffolk Foundation’s common scholarship application form, which opens online on February 1, 2024. The application must be submitted online before the deadline of 5:00 pm, March 22, 2024. For more information, contact the Foundation staff at or by calling 757-923-9090.