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NMC Accepting Applications for Health Professions Scholarship

St. Albans (January 11, 2024) – Northwestern Medical Center is now accepting Health Professions Scholarship applications.

NMC welcomes applications from graduating seniors from Franklin County high schools who are entering collegiate study in a healthcare field. This scholarship is not based on financial need but rather awarded based on a student’s academic performance and community service.

The scholarships are funded through the Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Fund. The Martin H. Wennar, MD, Health Education Scholarship Fund began as the NMC Health Professions Scholarship, established in 1987. In 2003, the fund was renamed and dedicated to Dr. Martin Wennar, a retired general surgeon who passed away in August 2009 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Wennar and former NMC Chief Financial Officer Peter Georgeopoulos initiated the fund and its rededication honored Wennar’s long-standing commitment to encouraging health professions.

Each spring, NMC hosts the annual Health Professions Scholarship Dinner as the primary fundraising event to benefit this fund, and the scholarships are presented at this dinner.

Scholarship amounts typically range from $3,000 to $5,000 and applications are available through local high school guidance offices or on the NMC website. The deadline for the application is April 1, 2024. Scholarship application can be found here. 

Contact Kate Laddison, Director of Communications, at 524-1239 with any questions.

Northwestern Medical Center is a vibrant, not-for-profit, community hospital, located in St. Albans, Vermont.  For more information about NMC, please visit